Perrine Davari

b. 1994, Islington, London, UK

Lives and works in London, UK

ARTIST STATEMENT

Influenced by the complexes of the human condition coupled with the notion of disillusionment, my current art practice centres around using this heightened emotional awareness in conjunction with our turbulent socio-political climate to create reflective sensitive composites. The expressive characters that haunt my paintings are thrown together in the setting of the everyday to create visually compelling compositions, but also so that appeal to the senses of the individual, capturing emotions that are inherent to all in the very act of being human.

At once haunting yet farcical, the aesthetical ugliness of my compositions reflect the paradox of modern adulthood, while personally helping me to work through the complexes of contemporary society in the name of identity and disillusionment of a millennial generation. The compositions become allegories of hidden meanings and personal experience, deep feeling hidden in the grotesque beauty of their execution. The satirical compositions are all the more enhanced by this violent beauty of their materiality, infusing aesthetic elements of realism so that there is true feeling that these distorted depictions are in fact all too close to reality. The aim is to illustrate a true semblance of the complex of the human condition in a single frame, relatable to all in capturing the everyday human mentality. Only a depiction of the human, but a true representation of human emotion and existence. 

 

EDUCATION

2012-2017

MA Fine Art, Edinburgh College of Art, The University of Edinburgh

2014

Haute école des arts du Rhin, Strasbourg

 

Selected EXHIBITIONS

2018, May - June, Summer Vignettes, SGFA, Kuala Lumpur

2017, July - September, Selecta 17, Resonate, Alloa

2017, June, Degree Show, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh

2017, March, Chrysalis, DOK, Edinburgh

2017, March, Don Salon, Embassy, Edinburgh

2017, February, Platform: Contemporary Voices, ESAF, Biscuit Factory, Edinburgh

2017, January, Ignorance is Bliss, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh

2016, November, Wunderkrammer, Andrew Grant Gallery, Edinburgh

2016, February, Salonathon, Embassy, Edinburgh

2016, January, Sorry, I had a seminar, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh

2015, November, HATCH, The Caves, Edinburgh

2015, April, Low Risk Occupiers, St. Margarets House, Edinburgh

2014, April, This is all we've got, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh

2012, August, Royal Society of British Artists Youth, Mall Galleries, London

2012, July, Artsdepot Open Call, Barnet, London

 

SELECTED ARTICLES

2017, CANVAS, https://issuu.com/canvaseca/docs/canvas4withoutbleed

2016, The Student Newspaper, Edinburgh http://www.studentnewspaper.org/sorry-i-had-a-seminar/

2014, The Tab, Edinburgh, http://thetab.com/uk/edinburgh/2014/03/19/this-is-all-weve-got-second-year-at-eca/

 

AWARDS

2012

Artsdepot Young Artist Award

Shortlisted, Royal Academy A-level Summer Online Exhibition