LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
Davina de Beer is a South African visual artist currently located in Muscat, Oman, in the Middle East. She obtained her BA and MA Fine Art degrees from the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa, and explores concepts of identity, space and the techno-sublime in a variety of media, including mixed media landscape paintings on pattern fabric. She paints these abstract landscapes in oil or acrylic paint on pattern fabric that she sources from the local souqs in Muscat. Her research surrounds the constant presence of digital screens in 21st century life, creating a dialogue between the flat surfaces of screens and textured surfaces of paint, pastel and thread. This conversation of surface and space have become even more applicable during the outbreak of Covid-19 this year, when the computer or television screen became the centre of the living space in many homes around the world.
Davina's first solo exhibition in Oman was due to open at Gallery Sarah, Muscat, in March 2020, but has been moved to a virtual space due to the outbreak of Covid-19. The link to her exhibition, "Encoding the landscape", is now available in the Gallery Sarah bio on Facebook and Instagram. She has taken part in numerous shows in South Africa and the Middle East, including the recent International Contemporary Art Fair in Monaco (as part of the Van Gogh Art Gallery platform) and the Omani International Art Fair in March 2019.
WHO I AM
Mixed media artist exploring concepts of identity and the techno-sublime on pattern fabric
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