Bell, Deborah

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Bell, Deborah

Deborah Bell is one of South Africa´s most acclaimed artists, a transcendent sculptor, painter and printmaker. She has worked with a great variety of media during her career and has collaborated on various historically important projects with her contemporaries and co-forerunners of the resistance art movement such as William Kentridge and Robert Hodgins.

Bell received her B.A.F.A. (Hons) and M.F.A. degrees at the University of Witwatersrand, and has been an artist working abroad and lecturer at various South African tertiary institutions including the University of the Witwatersrand.

Deborah Bell’s work is a highly spiritual and personal experience of mark making. Memory and the role it plays personally and in society thematically prevails throughout her body of work, from the 1980s to present. Bell’s work explores notions of Africanness and what it means to her as a South African artist.

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