With an inquisitive stance and both a love of color and concept, Houston-based artist and illustrator Danyelle Lakin’s aim is to create pretty yet provocative images, in essence, about the Human Condition.
In striving to portray the wonderfully interesting world of dysfunction and imperfection (and hence, the beauty found within), cheerfully kitsch imagery is playfully used in contrast to the deeper, more ominous undercurrents and implications when the surface is scratched.
We recently caught up with Danyelle after High Art 2022 to learn more about her most recent inspirations:
Where do you find your creative inspiration?
Music, film, and my childhood.
Why do you do what you do?
I enjoy it and I'm good at it.
What art/artist do you most identify with?
low brow pop surrealism
What themes do you pursue the most?
What role does an artist have in society?
to bear witness
What is your artistic outlook on life?
What advice would you give to your younger self?
karma is real so be kind.
Do you listen to music while you are creating? If yes, tell us your favorite song and artist.
Saint Germain, Rose Rouge
What's the best thing about being an artist?
What is your dream project?
Exhibition at the Dorothy Circus Gallery in London.