“This is one of those etchings that just happened but not through an easy flow – rather through the process of turning an image that was not working into something that surprised me. To transform the earlier image, I had to scrape and burnish, and use aquatint, and burnish again. The resultant proof made me gasp. She …

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Frame
Not included
Publisher
David Krut Workshop

Deborah Bell is one of South Africa’s most celebrated contemporary artists. She works in a range of media on canvas and paper, produces dry point etchings and large-scale bronzes. Her earlier more political work has given way to broader, deeper investigations. In recent years she has developed an immediately recognizable visual language, her images simple, stark, symbolic – grounded, silent, still, poised.

Selected exhibitions
2021
Lasting InfluencesGoodman Gallery
2020
PINKEverard Read
2017
Uncovering Ancient Memory – 15 Years of Etching by Deborah BellDavid Krut Projects
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Aware of being aware, 2017

Drypoint and aquatint etching
18 1/2 × 14 3/5 in
47 × 37 cm
Edition of 40
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Under $1,000
Location
Johannesburg, New York
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“This is one of those etchings that just happened but not through an easy flow – rather through the …

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Frame
Not included
Publisher
David Krut Workshop

Deborah Bell is one of South Africa’s most celebrated contemporary artists. She works in a range of media on canvas and paper, produces dry point etchings and large-scale bronzes. Her earlier more political work has given way to broader, deeper investigations. In recent years she has developed an immediately recognizable visual language, her images simple, stark, symbolic – grounded, silent, still, poised.

Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works from Deborah Bell 'Invocations to the Plate'
Other works by Deborah Bell
Other works from David Krut Projects