Great attention to small details is what characterizes the work of Deborah Poynton (Durban, 1970) par excellence. The South African artist composes a reality that does not exist, often choosing nature and everyday objects as her subject. Monumental paintings in a realistic style in which she combines pieces of the rather closed world in which she finds herself. Due to the size of the paintings, the beauty is striking and the viewer actually imagines himself in a new world.
Although Deborah Poynton says she does not put any message in her paintings, she does emphasize the human need for recognition and storytelling. That makes her an original and interesting artist. She is hardly known in the Netherlands. This book and an exhibition of the same name are changing this.
The exhibition Deborah Poynton | Beyond Belief can be seen in the Abbey Church of the Drents Museum until October 3, 2021. She made a new impressive triptych especially for this. The exhibition will be open online on Saturday. Karlijn de Jong, curator of the exhibition, takes the viewer through the exhibition in this video.
With 175 illustrations in full color. Text is in Dutch.