- Danielle Krysa | 2016
- “chad's DON'T CALL IT CARRY ON IF YOU'RE GOING TO MAKE CHECK IT explosion was in full swing- linda would be booking her next GD vacation for one"
- Collage on paper
- 11x8 in. (framed in white)
Her combination of found imagery and carefully manipulated strokes of paint create a dialogue between painting and photography. Coupled with the sly jokes that are their titles, Krysa’s works speak to the artist’s interest in transforming the everyday through seemingly simple juxtapositions and wry wit. This is clear in the way the artist speaks about her practice: “I’ve always been intrigued by everyday objects and I'm even more fascinated when mundane bits and pieces are transformed into art - photos from old books, buttons, and pom poms, for example. I truly believe if we slow down long enough to open our eyes (and minds) to the world around us, inspiration can be found in everything… even old gum.”
Danielle Krysa is a mixed media artist and writer living in British Columbia. She holds degrees in Visual Arts and Graphic Design, and has worked in design and advertising. She started the contemporary art site The Jealous Curator in 2009, and has written several books including Creative Block and Your Inner Critic is a Big Jerk. This is Krysa’s first exhibition with Back Gallery Project.