Daniela Kneip Velescu

* 1982 in Bukarest, ROU
lives in Frankfurt am Main

In her videos and performances Daniela Kneip Velescu addresses a number of topics and artistic forms of expression. To date an aspect of her work has been reflecting on her own profession, namely that of an artist, and society’s view of it. In many of her works she questions eccentric artistic gestures in a humorous, playful way, referencing art history in the process.

Recently she developed an interest in drawing. Using carbon paper she transfers her drawings onto the surface of mirrors. This way her drawings acquire a further spatial dimension, as in each case the exhibition space and the observer are reflected and, as it were, become additional elements in the drawing.

First and foremost the artist depicts her immediate surroundings, for example trousers hanging over a coat rack in her studio. The trousers represent the human body. In our mind we could unfold the trousers in the picture to find out the cut, or we follow the trousers’ folds and get lost in the geometry of the material.

Frankfurter Kunstverein

From the series Pairs of Pants, 2014–2015
graphite and lacquer on mirror, 120 100 40 cm
Courtesy the artist