My work is multidimensional, involving many cultural streams of influences. The creative process is layered, first cerebral then composed by colors, and design aesthetics. My art is informed, in a vast array of materials including acrylic, wood, linocut, and photography. The convergence all these materials create an elaborate chaos. Ancient and contemporary global symbolism, shapes and often pictograms describe the narrative. My work is rich in content and detail using three to four vibrant colors generally on large-scale canvases. I define my work as "Primitive Occidental Art". It is ripe with ambiguity and contradictions. Explorations such as irony and absurdity, dysfunction and taboos explain my paintings and sculptures utilizing figurative elements, with iconic references from a range of civilizations.
I am inspired by all kinds of stimuli: the news, a movie, street life, people’s styles, the mix of images and textures life is made of and, finally, serendipity. My publishing work in comparison was somewhat frustrating because of the expected constraints, yet its narrative aspect has informed my paintings. As one builds a story, the personal seeps in. My work is about being very direct, fluid and spontaneous, unapologetically emotional. It’s ripe with riposte bringing vitality and engagement to the narrative, a dissimilar aesthetic to conceptual art. My paintings push the boundaries of art and life; they are provocative and bold with precise intention forcing the viewer through a juxtaposition of seemingly disparate imagery, bringing order to an otherwise chaotic world.
In 2007, Danielle brought her contemporary paintings and sculptural works of art to N.Y. Having made an impact in Paris, France with a successful career that spanned twelve years, she is now creating buzz in the New York City art world. She has quickly gained critical acclaim with exhibitions in the New York art gallery scene and commissions from New Yorker Magazine, as well as design of Sony Madison Ave store windows.
Danielle was born and raised in Paris. A wildly creative artist, she has been passionately painting from adolescence to present. Working in textiles, paint, sculpture, mixed media, and more, she creates visionary works of art. In Paris, her powerful art works garnered commissions from such high end fashion industry clients: Ercea, Le Garage, Texunion, Daniel Hechter, Naf Naf, Boa, Couleur France. In the magazine arena: Elle, Marie-Claire, Jeune et Jolie, Cosmopolitan among others including the advertising and publishing industries: Hachette, Albin Michel, Mila, Lito, Hatier, and Hazan.
Danielle continues to create a dynamic offering of artworks. Spectacular visions emerge from each painting bringing the viewer a feeling of a shared connective experience that excites. Her works are intriguing compositions of color available for acquisition, commissions and installations to a distinctive audience of collectors, industries and galleries. In discussions regarding previous careers in textile and publishing and process, she states “Working with textiles was liberating because it allowed me to express myself with shapes, colors, global references with or without a theme. Balancing the elements when designing textiles is key. In my mind, textiles must also integrate art. Danielle describes her process as: “It’s about feelings and knowledge. Some of the elements come from my subconscious. It is a palette of understanding and openness; I want people to take time to look to see what is going on in the world.”
Associate of Arts, 1990