Tara Deacon is South African illustrator and painter whose work explores the naive and simple nature of everyday observations. Her curiosity to play with colors and how they work with one another in a composition express a cohesive flavor of optimism. Tara’s illustrations are brought to life in an array of bright and vibrant colors using gouache and an endless supply of unwashed paint palettes. She currently lives and works in Berlin where she works on editorial and commercial illustration projects in London, South Africa and Germany.
Scoop Mag , Ogilvy + Nescafe, Temple Of Reason, Robin Sprong Wallpaper , Berlin Kreativ Kollektiv, Conteu Magazine, The District Six Store, Good Food. For Everybody, Wet the Label, La Lucha Berlin, Food Kultur Mag
Mountains. Group Show – Graumalerei, Berlin.
Close to Home. Solo Exhibition- Ahem Art Collective, Cape Town
Wallflower. Group Show – Ground Art Caffe, Cape Town
It’s in my Naive Nature, Solo Exhibition, October 2016, Berlin
Publications & Interviews
Making Things, 2018
Visi Online, 2018
It’s Nice That, 2018
Our Friends , 2017
Vivre a Berlin, 2017
Temple of Reason , 2017
Ignant , 2016
Visi Magazine ( DIY Deluxe No 64) 2013