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Elvira Dayel

San Francisco, CA

Born in Ukraine, I am currently based in San Francisco Bay Area. I work in series of large abstract works of drawings done in soft/dry pastel on paper as well as 3D-printed mixed media sculpture. My work may be described as modernist. It is influenced by modern architecture / spacial organization, & thoughts of space and time, temporal adjacencies. In my work I reference the 20th century Russian avant-garde, the Constructivism and Suprematism, as well as such early modernists as Matisse, specifically his “cut-outs”. I’d like to think of my work as having its own original XXI century voice. Trained as an artist & an architect, I also work in new media including digital rendering (surface & space visualization) and 3d-printing. My work is interwoven and interconnected between and within the media I use. Using strong, carefully considered color and bold geometric form, I frequently incorporate depictions of the female archetype. The female figure is often placed alone in an invented landscape, color and line announce her presence. Her voice, her existence, her spirit are loud, vivid, red.

I see myself as a minimalist using only as much as needed to convey an idea. The color I use carries its own vision. Invented landscapes are new realities, they are constructs. They provide a vision for an abstracted notion of a place and space. In my work the landscape is deconstructed and re-imagined as a new notion. My work is my metaphor for searching, and my landscapes & invented places implicate the presence of the unknown. Each work, each landscape exploration, creates a parallel reality and carries its own vision. Made-up / created landscapes are new realities & are loosely grounded to provide a vision for an abstracted notion of a place, space, or absence thereof. These notions generate an invented (fictional) city/place, thus the work creates its own context which other work may inhabit.
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Projects Portfolio
Triton Museum of Art
Santa Clara, CA
Residential Project
Portola Valley, CA
Residential Project
Kensington, CA
Residential Project
Oslo, Norway

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