Monday, May 3, 2010

danielle duer

Today's artist spotlight is Danielle Duer, a painter from Nashville, Tennessee. Her paintings mostly portray women are sort of reminiscent (to me) of Gustav Klimt, where they are surreal with a delicate balance of design. The colors are brilliant, but there is a calm sadness about each of these women.

This is a quote from her portfolio website:

"She describes her narrative pieces as manifestations of a romantic walk inside her own head. She sees this world and the people in it as blissful and beautiful but equally heartbroken and sick. She wants each piece of art to contain all of these authentic elements of life. This is real. She is extremely interested in human behavior and why we are the way we are, why we act the way we do, and how it often differs from who we are inside. How do we really feel? How do we cover this up? How are we sincere? What is the truth? Aesthetically, her paintings are illusive but they often symbolize her undying urge to expose our vulnerable hearts and the weapons that guard them, all from a feminine perspective."
I don't think I could have said it better.


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