HIGH ART 2020 SPOTLIGHT: DANYELLE LAKIN
With an inquisitive stance and both a love of color and concept, Salem based artist Danyelle Lakin’s (@lakincreative) aim is to create pretty yet provocative paintings, 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 undercurrents and implications when the surface is scratched.Primarily a figurative painter, the eyes are often the central focus of the artwork, the rationale being the artist firmly believes in the cliche of the eyes being the window to the souls. In turn, the mouths are painted smaller as actions speak louder than words.
“Priorities” was entered during High Art 2020.
See all the art submitted to High Art 2020 at: High Art Finalists
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High Art was created by Dona Frank and The Natural Cannabis Company in 2014 as a crowdsourcing solution to packaging design. From its humble beginnings, High Art has developed into an internationally-known art competition with thousands of entries annually from 100+ countries all over the world.
Each year professional and amateur artists create themed works through a variety of mediums to compete for $50,000 in prize money and to see their work featured on packaging, social media, at the High Art gallery in Santa Rosa, CA and displayed at prestigious art events, in the United States and abroad.