TIFFANIE DELUNE: DISSECTING FAMILY HISTORY.
The artist writes
“Delving into the idea of a stolen innocence, I sought meanings by reconnecting the emotions of my inner child through the eyes of the well traveled woman that I had become.
I sublimate traumatic childhood memories, my postcolonial mixed-race background and the epiphanies of adulthood by personifying them as magical creatures in colourful exotic flora, playing with angles, flatness and depths.
I explore the themes of heritage and relationships, browsing the subjects of family, identity, womanhood, love, monogamy, sexuality, the body, rebirth and freedom.
………. I intend to show the healing power and stillness found in rich colours and bold shapes when focusing on the unexpected beauty of life.
In my paintings, nature serves as a symbol of hope and strength while dramatic collage shows personal growth and empowerment.
One can find a sense of belonging through the painful process of dissecting family history in order to rebuild its own journey.”
Tiffanie DELUNE is represented by Ed Cross Fine Art.
Her work was featured at the just ended 1-54 art fair in London.