Approved: 13.11.2013

Daniella Turbin

Artist, Arts development worker, Technician

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Approved: 13.11.2013

Daniella Turbin is a cross disciplinary artist whose practice based research is underpinned by the drawing process. The artist is site responsive and conducts a phenomenological based exploration into spaces of the in-between; this includes the overlap between inside and outside of architecture, the physical and abstract space of the mind, and mind-body problem. She spends a dedicated period of time

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Artist Statement

Daniella Turbin is a cross disciplinary artist whose practice based research is underpinned by the drawing process. The artist is site responsive and conducts a phenomenological based exploration into spaces of the in-between; this includes the overlap between inside and outside of architecture, the physical and abstract space of the mind, and mind-body problem. She spends a dedicated period of time exploring and responding to environments through a series of multi-dimensional works, these explore the threshold of abstract and physical space. The artists works include joining spaces; such as staircases, passages, and roads which she combines to create impossible and paradoxical structures which create metaphors for the human psyche. Turbins draws on debates surrounding the paradox of the medium within contemporary Art and invites the viewer to witness the deconstruction of the mark. This has resulted in a cross disciplinary practice which is underpinned by the 'drawing' process. Her multi-dimensional drawings combine strategic geometric lines against the instinctual gestures; which each mark carefully subtracted from the imagery through a labour intensive method of erasure. This combination of the 'certain' and 'indeterminable' explores the transition between representation and abstraction. Turbin also investigates the geometry of light within her works with light forming the intermediate of inside and outside she explores the medium of light as the passage between the psychological space of the mind and physical space of her drawings.

CV & Education

Education

BA (Hons) Fine Art 2:1 2010 to 2013 University of Kent

Edexcel Level 3 BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design 2009 to 2010 Birmingham City University

 

Work Experience

Universities at Medway Art Society President and Founder September 2011 to July 2013

Planned weekly events, termly competitions, exhibitions and visits, as well as maintaining the financial accounts

Chatham Historic Dockyard, Campaign for Drawing, Make your Mark October 2012

Organized month long family drawing workshop in No.3 Slip

Rochester Art Gallery & Craft Case, Adrift on Life’s Tides Jessie Brennan October 2013

Assisted artist Jessie Brennan in Big Draw Workshops

University of Kent, School of Arts Workshop Assistant October 2013 to Present

Assisted students and technicians in individual works, workshops and general cleaning tasks

Royal British Society of Sculptors, Sculpture Shock Exhibition November 2013

Gallery Invigilator & assistance in childrens art workshops

 

Selected Exhibitions and Events

Past Exhibitions:

The Voices in our Heads April 2012 Eastgate House, High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1ER

Deaf Cat July 2012 83 High Street Town Centre, Rochester, ME1 1LX

Doxterity December 2012Smitheries B, Chatham Historic Dockyard

Art Society Exhibition January 2013 Deaf Cat, 83 High Street Town Centre, Rochester, ME1 1LX

Articulated March 2013Georges House, 8 The Old High Street, Folkestone, Kent

Joining the Docks University of Kent Degree Show May 2013 Historic Dockyard Chatham, Kent

Deaf Cat Summer Exhibition July 2013 83 High Street Town Centre, Rochester, ME1 1LX

The Docks Collective August 2013 The Pie Factory, 5 Broad Street, Margate, CT9 1EW

 

Selected for Exhibition

pARTicipate Medway (Then and Now Collective) April 2013 Sun Pier House, Chatham, ME4 4HF

Turner Contemporary Platform Exhibition October 2013 Rendezvous, Margate, Kent, CT9 1HG

 

Awards

Shortlisted for Turner Contemporary Platform Award June 2013

University of Kent School of Arts Recognition Award July 2013

 

Artist Residency

Three month residency at University of Kent November 2014 University of Kent School of Arts

Three month residency at DRAWinternational  February to April 2014 Rue du Chateau, 82160 CAYLUS, France

 

References

Available on Request