The tradition of painting can incorporate a moving narrative. John Meyer’s art explores the divide between realism and illusion. His style is firmly rooted in the broad traditions of Western representational art, yet his characters are fictional.
Deborah Bell is a leading Johannesburg painter and sculptor whose work is created in dialogue with multiple worlds, texts, histories and consciousnesses. She is also widely known for her collaborative projects with William Kentridge and Robert Hodgins. Bell’s drawings, etchings and monumental clay sculptures possess a kind of ‘mystical godliness’