Sunday, 15 January 2012
Art On The Brain:Delphine Diallo
I really like the work of artist Delphine Diallo. Delphine is the daughter of a Senegalese father and French mother. The way she compresses pattern and image into a single composition is striking and engaging, often using patterns extracted from African textiles, plants and totemic animals. Delphine is a mixed media power house, using photography, illustration, collage and found materials in her studio practice. She's also worked as a commercial graphic designer and animator. She collaborated with photographer Peter Beard and designed for Manu Chao. Her work has been featured extensively in galleries around the world. She incorporates multiculturalism and transcendant narratives in her art. In 2011 she successfully raised enough funding for her mixed media project The Gift Artbook.