& A WITH THE ARTIST DANIELLE JACQUES
Where did you study?
I have studied at Central St Martins University of the
Arts, The Humboldt University Berlin
and London City Lit, obtaining exposure to a wide range of
artistic mediums, photographic and printing methods.
Previously I studied Mathematics at Bristol University, and whilst
Maths was the bulk of the degree, I also took open
units in subjects such as European Cinema, Philosophy, Multi-media authoring,
which created a broad base of knowledge to feed into my
work as an artist.
Tell me a little bit about your practice?My varied interests
and the interests of my clients are expressed in my work, through a number
of Collections focussed on specific areas, subjects and techniques.
Having loved Photography since I was a
child, photographic images are often a starting point that
my work. Images are fastidiously created, collected,
manipulated, collaged and incorporated to create unique
artworks. into work. Colour and tone are key for me as I relish
exploring the way colours interact with each other and
change your perception of reality.
I embrace both the hyper real and heavily saturated palettes,
as well as the muted and monochrome.
Tell me about your Collections?
Graphic series is reminiscent of screen printing
but in fact these bright colourful pieces are meticulously
hand painted. My interest in form and tone is explored
through the abstract
Spacey is a mixed media series inspired by
images from the Hubble telescope. Photographic collections
Street Art Shots and
Texture Shots document the incredible urban
textures and street art scene in East London.
Collage combines influences from my
Photographic, Geometrix, Graphic series in a fun and playful
way. Especially for Twisted Lootan Independent Design
Collective I have created a new series Neon Rocks which is
available from December 2015. This series combines
heavily-saturated colours with images from nature to create
ethereal landscapes which celebrate natural textures and a
psychedelic colour palette. I have also created a number of original
as shown in
Bespoke and in
How did you find yourself
in the trade?
It all started when friends of mine got married and I
created a portrait for the newlyweds as their wedding gift.
From there I began working on a commission basis, consulting
and creating bespoke artworks. I take great pleasure in
customising a piece for an individual. By getting to know
what they like and what really inspires them. I can create
something totally personal and unique, which also has the
DJArtworks artistic stamp. My commission work often inspires
the development of my Collections which a number of which
will be exhibited via Twisted Loot December 2015.
Andreas Gursky, Wolfgang Tillmans, Bridget Riley, Gerhard
Richter, Mark Quinn, Anish Kapoor, Alexis Harding, Jean
Michel Basquiat, John Monks, Anthony Gormley
Favourite Street Artists?
Alexis Diaz, Run, Phlegm, Ben Eine, Roa, C15, David
Walker, Malarky, El BochoBlu