Tara Deacon

Tara Deacon is a South African illustrator and painter whose work explores the naive and simple nature of everyday observations. Her curious nature to play with colours and how they work with one another in a composition express a cohesive flavour of optimism. Her illustrations are brought to life in an array of bright and vibrant colours 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 Berlin.

Selected projects and exhibitions: 2018 – Close to Home, Solo Exhibition, Ahem Art Collective, Cape Town; Wallflower, Group exhibition, Ground Art Caffe, Cape Town. 2017 – Oranges & Bananas, risoprint showcase, T12 Atelier, Berlin. 2016 – It’s in my Naive Nature, Solo Exhibition, ERD u. FEUER, Berlin.


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