'Mirror Matter I & II' are based on sketches of shadows made by broken wooden crucifixes at a museum in Barcelona. The shadows were then inverted (mirrored) so that white figures appear on a black background. The Latin words Noli me Tangere, which appear in Mirror Matter I, mean “touch me not” and refer to …

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Hand-signed by artist
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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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Mirror Matter I, 2014

Drypoint on chine colle
19 7/10 × 15 in
50 × 38 cm
Edition of 25
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Under $1,000
Location
Johannesburg, New York
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'Mirror Matter I & II' are based on sketches of shadows made by broken wooden …

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
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