Deborah A. Curtis (Ten Brink), (°1957, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States), Fine Art Artist, considers herself a “tool in the hands of the Creator.” She makes fine art paintings, photos, and mixed media artworks. By exploring the concept of landscape in a nostalgic way, Deborah wants to amplify the astonishment of the spectator by creating compositions or settings that generate tranquil poetic images that leave traces and balances on the edge of recognition and alienation.
Her paintings appear as dreamlike images in which fiction and reality meet, well-known tropes merge, meanings shift, the past and present fuse. Time and memory always play a key role. By applying a poetic and often metaphorical language, she seduces the viewer into a world of ongoing equilibrium and the interval that articulates the stream of daily events. Moments are depicted that only exist to punctuate the human drama in order to clarify our existence and to find poetic meaning in everyday life.
Her works establish a link between the landscape’s reality and that imagined by its conceiver. These works focus on concrete questions that determine our existence. By emphasizing aesthetics, she investigates the dynamics of landscape, including the manipulation of its effects and the limits of spectacle based on our assumptions of what landscape means to us. Rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to conjure the realms of our imagination.
Her works sometimes radiate a warm, spiritual light, leading the viewer ever deeper into the folds of the Universe. At times, reality and time intertwine and an ethereal beauty emerges. The inherent visual seductiveness, along with the conciseness of the exhibitions, further complicates the reception of their manifold layers of meaning. Deborah currently lives and works in the Phoenix Arizona area.
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