In this work, a dark horse with an empty saddle appears poised above a figure in repose. One of the horse’s hooves is hand-painted Blue, resonating with the Gold that appears across the background of the print. Both horse and figure float above an expansive landscape, which suggests a spiritual dimension rather than a …

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed in grey pencil on the bottom right
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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Breath, 2017

Drypoint, softground & spitbite aquatint with handcoloured chine colle
25 3/5 × 19 1/10 in
65 × 48.5 cm
Edition of 18
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$1,000 - 2,500
Location
Johannesburg, New York
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In this work, a dark horse with an empty saddle appears poised above a figure in repose. One of the …

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed in grey pencil on the bottom right
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