What captivates Debora Makkus on a personal level is human recilliance, the tension
between vulnarability and strenght. Currently she’s working on a series of big paintings
depicting nudes - lifesized - called ‘Rise’.
“You can almost sense the strenght with which the woman tries to push herself up.
Makkus even captivates gravity in paint (...) The women are depicted in a natural
way, imperfections included.
Take a look at the feet, they ‘re not smooth pedicured feet, but feet that carried
the woman for years.
The strenght of Debora Makkus is that she creates beauty with a raw edge to it’
- Renske van der Zee, Art historian (translation)
Recently Debora Makkus also started a new series of paintings featuring girls, called