Deborah Poynton's paintings have been acclaimed for their alluring imagery and accomplished technique. Although her work is rich in references to the tradition of realist painting, it is also explicitly contemporary. In these six large-scale works she employs visual metaphors to create various levels of meaning. A beach scene or family group, a market or gentle-seeming interior, all rich with classical references and often using particularly South African imagery, contain subtexts that reflect contradictions between the human condition and societal expectations; between inner and outer realities.
Published by Michael Stevenson | Catalogue 8, July 2004
Softcover, 22 pages | Unavailable