Reno Horn

Reno Horn


Reno Horn is the founder and owner of ART IS ART GALLERY .

Reno Horn is a Cape Town based photographer and artist .

He moved to London in 1996 where he studied hair and makeup at London’s Cavendish college. His work was featured in UK publications , including The Evening Standard and other fashion magazines. He also worked on music videos for MTV.

During this time he became fascinated with photography and purchased his first professional camera. Completely self taught he started shooting editorials and campaigns for fashion designers , including Dexter Wong.

In 2008 Reno returned to Cape Town where he focused more on photography and opened his own photographic studio.

Combining his talents as makeup artist and photographer , he continued working in the fashion industry, but became more involved in fine art photography , portraits and landscape/still photography .

Reno travelled extensively in Europe and to the United Arab Emirates , where he photographed beautiful city and landscape scenes.

His love for beauty and fashion is very apparent in his fine art photography , hence his first solo exhibition in 2012 , Hornography , which featured Cape Town drag queens.

His following exhibition Beauty is the Beast , is a fine art photography collection of nude subjects wearing skulls or horns . The images are dark , moody and mysterious , and the use of light and shadows add to the beautiful images in a haunting way.

Reno also combines mixed media by painting over some of the photographs , creating stunning and exciting new images. He has recently stared painting with acrylics and oils , and have completed several portraits and abstracts.

He was also featured on South Africa’s premier lifestyle magazine TV show , Top Billing in 2017 , for his work as photographer and makeup artist – shooting internationally renowned UK fashion designer , Julien Macdonald’s iconic garments in Cape Town .