Deon Venter - Headlines - 2004-2008
History - memory - mythology.
Sedimentation - meditation - transmutation.
"The subject of history, memory, geography, identity and nationalism is at the heart of my paintings. In the employment of my materials and methods - the history of the creative process, the congealing of the paints and the sgraffito of the form - is essential to the description of the subject matter. The paint is intentionally and unintentionally dribbled or spattered to energize the painting, taking on the qualities of patina rather than paint - as in ritual objects." Deon Venter