Collection: M E S S I A H

SOLO EXHIBITION BY DEBORAH DICEMBRE

25 July - 7 August 2022

Deborah Dicembre is a freelance abstract artist, living and working on the South East Coast of Australia. Dicembre says, "As an abstract artist and an abstract expressionist, I give shape, colour and form to ethereal or non bodied concepts such as emotions, energy, thoughts and experiences. I also draw and sketch figuratively in charcoal and work in watercolour abstract florals.” Dicembre builds her own frames and stretches her own canvas allowing , as she says, “for me to work in raw canvas which brings a particular immediate presence to the work”.

Dicembre combines a variety of materials and mediums to bring her work to life - acrylic, watercolour, oil and spray paint; markers, charcoal , pastels and graphite; glosses, glazes, textures and finishes. She works mostly on canvas, raw or gessoed and heavy archival quality papers.

For many years Deborah Dicembre worked as a jazz musician and a blues and gospel singer, living and working in NYC, and Sydney.
She has built up an impressive body of work across these genres.

For the last 18 months Dicembre has been working on The Messiah Series which consists of seven 1 metre square paintings. The paintings explore seven names and character traits of the Moshiach Nagid: The Messiah King.

Following in the tradition of art & art history Dicembre has depicted the Messiah Christ from an abstract artist's perspective. The artist says, “As an abstract expressionist I wanted to paint the energy, spirit, titles and emotion of The Messiah King. I am particularly interested in the way the divine and mankind interact, make contact and commune or blend together with one another. The humanity of Christ and the divinity of man interest me. This thin veil that that has been pierced, this chasm that has been crossed, allowing one to unite and communicate with the other.”

Based on the Judeo Christian faith, the names are in Hebrew, Greek, and English. They take their text and meaning from ancient Jewish poems and prose. Each painting features a single colour and the many hues and values of that colour. The colour represents and embodies the meaning of that name and trait. The titles and  subtitles further expanding on that theme, seven paintings in all depicting perfection the meaning of seven.

Dicembre says, “Conceptually the 7 paintings hum together as one, but they each have their own distinct style of abstract expressionism.
Some are geometrical, some explosive, some with multiple deep layers flowing together, others using the written word. They are all very different, yet part of the one whole. I’ve used acrylics, oils, graphites, inks, watercolours, you name it. If it gave me the mark I was after, I used it”!

MESSIAH opens on Monday July 25. All the original art is for sale. There are also fine art giclee prints available of every piece. To coincide with the release of  ‘Messiah’, a limited edition 100% silk scarf has been made of Ruach and Deep and a collector's edition journal is available in Ruach, Shepherd and Unconditional Love. The exhibit will be open everyday from 10am till 4pm and Ms Dicembre will be there to personally chat with you! 

The Messiah Series exhibit runs for 2 weeks ending on August 7, 2022.

Open Daily | 10am-4pm

7 products
  • Deborah Dicembre, Ruach, Acrylic, Watercolour and Ink on Raw Canvas
    Original abstract artwork in varying shades of deep blue, lighter blue and green.
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  • Deborah Dicembre, Unconditional Love, Acrylic on Raw Canvas
    Original abstract artwork with varying shades of red and scarlet.
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  • Deborah Dicembre, Shepherd, Acrylic, Watercolour and Ink on Raw Canvas
    Mid green, light green and dark green in an original abstract artwork.
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  • Deborah Dicembre, Dunamis, Acrylic, Watercolour Ink and Spray Paint on Raw Canvas
    Colour exploding from the Canvas of this abstract artwork in shades of purple with a very deep, dark purple in the centre.
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  • Deborah Dicembre, Deep, Acrylic on Raw Canvas
    An abstract painting that at first glance appears totally black but on closer observation, you can notice geometrical shapes within the painting.
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  • Deborah Dicembre, Glory, Acrylic, Watercolour Ink and Spray Paint on Raw Canvas
    An abstract painting in a golden hue with geometric lines and light streaming through the clouds. Next to the clouds is a crown.
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  • Deborah Dicembre, Revelation, Acrylic, Oil, Spray Paint and Graphite on Raw Canvas
    A white on white abstract painting. Within the painting are words and marks.
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