about

Tara Deacon is an Illustrator & painter originating from Pretoria, South Africa and relocated to Berlin in 2014. Her work explores the simplicity of everyday observations, a combination of memory and place- both real and imagined . Her compositions are populated with characters influenced from her travels, personal relationships, books and popular culture, bringing through a narrative storytelling quality to her work.  The bright & bold colour palette she works in is achieved through solid planes of colour in her favoured medium of gouache and pencil crayon on paper. Her curiosity to play with colours and how they work with one another in a composition express a cohesive flavour of optimism and vibrance reminiscent of her homeland. 

Clients

Liebeskind Berlin, Hennessy, Refinery 29, Flow Magazine, Random House Verlag , Lenny Letter, Oh Comely Mag, Scoop Mag, Urban Books, AWW Yours, Canal 180

Exhibitions

2021

Upcoming show- ‘When it’s hot out and you wanna have a good time’ . 13 January – 15 February 2021,  Salon 91, Cape Town

2020

‘Hometown’ – Postcard illustration group show. 6 November – 20 December 2020, Brunch Shop, Johannesburg

‘A Hazy Shade of Winter’ – Group show 8 Aug – 5 Sept 2020 ,Salon 91, Cape Town

‘Favorite Things’ -Group show-  1 Aug – 1 Sept 2020, O’! Galeria, Porto

‘Things Behind the Sun’- Group show-  20 May – 27 June 2020 – group show, Salon 91, Cape Town

‘A Postponed Future’ -Group show, No End Contemporary, Johannesburg

2019

‘Wildflower’- Group show, Salon 91, Cape Town

My City’- Group show, O! Galeria, Lisbon + Porto

‘Regarding Winter’ – Group show, Salon 91 , Cape Town

‘Return’ –  Solo show – O’ Galeria, Lisbon

2018

‘Folklore Group Show’, Salon 91 , Cape Town

‘I am Here’ – Do Design, Madrid

‘Midnight Group Show’, Salon 91 & Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg

‘Close to Home’. Solo Exhibition- Ahem Art Collective, Cape Town

‘Wallflower’. Group Show – Ground Art Cafe, Cape Town

2016

‘It’s in my Naive Nature’, Solo Exhibition, October 2016, Berlin

 

Publications & Interviews

Beige, Sept 2019

Between 10 and 5 , 2019

Visi Online , 2018

Frankie Magazine, 2018

Between 10 & 5 , 2018

Making Things, 2018

Visi Online, 2018

It’s Nice That, 2018

Tforia , 2017

Our Friends , 2017

Between 10 & 5, 2017

 

 

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