‘Points of View’, 2022
Screenprinted Perspex
170cm x 135cm x 15cm


“The way we look at ourselves,at others,
the perspective we use. I believe we should always question it, never settle.”



I tremendously enjoyed photographing this installation and turning it into a stop-motion animation.

I rejoiced in the digital exploration giving the physical artwork a new life and enhancing its shapeshifting quality.

While working on this piece, I was interested in finding out more about our gaze. Could it possibly be influenced through an object or a prism? Or maybe not? How do we look across from ourselves? What kind of emotions are at play in someone’s perspective and the understanding of someone else’s?




























ARTIST STATEMENT




How do we alter and mend the fabric that makes us?

I am interested in recording and revealing the jumble that our psyches manoeuvre throughout a lifetime. The intent of my work is to bear witness to the numerous parts within us and their intricate workings.

This interest translates into a multidisciplinary practice that is layered and transformative. I collect words and extracts that I find meaningful and honest about the human experience.

I paint, draw, handwrite free flowing shapes and lines onto acetate, at times in a repeated and uniform manner. These gestural marks are later screenprinted onto paper, canvas or perspex.

As I use my hands to stitch and glue pieces together, I cannot help but think of my father’s practice as a surgeon and the mark it has left on me. As I fluctuate between text and abstract writing forms, I think of my mother’s unsung efforts in keeping our family bond strong.

I deeply enjoy the meditative aspect and reparative flux that embroidery, collaging and my repeated scripts bring into my practice. These stages allow me to sit with the work and heal my more vulnerable parts. The making gives me the time and space to reflect about the spirit of the work.

“As I use my hands to stitch and glue pieces together, I cannot help but think of my father’s practice as a surgeon and the mark it has left on me. As I fluctuate between text and abstract writing forms, I think of my mother’s unsung efforts in keeping our family bond strong.”







BIO




  • Born 1985, Paris, France
  • Lives and works, London, England

Deeply rooted in female agency, Danielle Anna Selma's practice seeks to manifest a reparative flux while embracing a relentless desire to challenge the status quo.

Coming from a mixed cultural heritage, the artist is interested in language and the affect that gestures bear. Her making is multi-layered and her process a unique blend of paint, printmaking and textiles.

She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Parsons The New School, New York in 2009. In 2016, she trained both at the Royal School of Needlework in Hampton Court Palace, England and at Ecole Lesage in Paris, France to further develop her embroidery skills. She is currently completed her MA at the Royal College of Art in Printmaking.





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