Debs Paproska Cole

12 Jan - 19 Feb 9am - 4pm

Free entry

Enthused and influenced by sculptors such as Rodin, Michelangelo and Donatello, artist Debs Paproska Cole fell in love with the work of the Renaissance period, turning away from the conceptual art of the post-modern movement she studied at university. Working as a figurative sculptor, Debs draws on her love of realism in art, translating life and vitality into three-dimensional pieces.

Following a successful 25-year career in management consultancy, Debs’ experience in behavioural psychology and human interaction influences the visual expression she brings to her sculptures.  Her more recent pieces open a dialogue between the observer and artwork, an internal discourse that remains unspoken yet emotive.

Although Debs works in other materials, clay is her medium of choice. Her pieces are then moulded and cast into bronze or bronze resin.

“Clay is messy, it’s beautiful, it’s responsive.  It’s infinitely malleable and mercifully forgiving.”

Although her work could be considered more traditional, recently Debs has been experimenting with expressive, more abstract figures, exploring emotional and aesthetic concepts in terms of how individual works of art are interpreted and evaluated. Debs sculptures are exhibited in Prema’s showcase gallery on the ground floor and are available for viewing Wednesday to Saturday from 9am until 5pm.

sculpture traditional figurative clay bronze cast