WORDS Lindi Brownell Meiring
Berlin-based, South African illustrator and painter Tara Deacon, who we previously featured here, is hosting an exhibition in Cape Town, entitled Close To Home.
Tara, whose creations usually explore the worlds of colour and nature, has decided to work in black-and-white with her latest body of work. The pieces, which focus on the idea of reclusion, belonging and what the concept of home means, are made up of a group of larger-scale paintings.
“A much anticipated European summer was not spent along a hot tropical beach or a far away land, but rather behind closed doors in my home and studio in Berlin,” explains Tara. “During this time my thoughts drifted between feelings of reclusion, finding a sense of self in the not-so-new place I call home, as well as small corners and still life’s of familiar scenes that gave me a sense of belonging.”
Close To Home runs from 8 February until 28 February 2018 at AHEM! Art Collective, 77 Lower Main Road, Observatory, Cape Town. The gallery is open Tuesdays to Fridays from 8am until 5pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9am until 3pm.
View more of Tara’s work at taradeacon.com.