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Deborah Poynton: Folly

With «Folly», the Haus am Lützowplatz is showing the virtuoso-realist works of the South African painter Deborah Poynton.

Deborah Poynton's canvases, some of which are monumental, are painted in a technique in which the smallest details become visible. They are works that offer a reflective visual experience that compels one to pause, and that stand up to the fleeting flood of images in the digital media. However, the overwhelming visual richness of her pictorial worlds, in which the gaze can roam almost endlessly, reveals a constructed reality combined from different set pieces. Often parts of the canvas remain empty, so that one recognises the manufactured nature of the painted images alongside deceptively real illusions.

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Deborah Poynton: Folly
Haus am Lützowplatz
24 June 2022
4 September 2022
Opening hours
Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Haus am Lützowplatz

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Lützowplatz 9
10785 Berlin

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Last edited: 5 September 2022