Defining Impressions: A Selection of Prints from South African Studios
Live Virtual Auction, 6 November 2023
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signed, dated 2017, numbered 5/8, inscribed with the title in pencil in the margin and embossed with the David Krut Workshop chopmark
Bell’s work considers the border between mortality and immortality, matter and spirit, presence and absence, the quotidian and the mythic, the grounded and the transcended. These ideas often emerge at a subconscious level as illustrated by the seminal piece of the collaborative project, a large 2-meter long diptych entitled She Wolf. The cave and the open expanse are about the inner and the outer, the womb and the world – and going inwards as opposed to only expressing ‘out there.’ It is a liminal space, a place of threshold and transformation.