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.
Lenny Letter, Papier Magazine, Scoop Mag.
Upcoming Exhibition – Do Design, Madrid
Midnight Group Show, Salon 91 & Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg
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
Frankie Magazine, 2018
Between 10 & 5 , 2018
Making Things, 2018
Visi Online, 2018
It’s Nice That, 2018
Our Friends , 2017
Between 10 & 5, 2017