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Mandy Franca

NL, 1989
  • resident
    • 2022 – 2023

Artist statement

As a multidisciplinary artist I research the influence of the digital realm on artifacts, mundanity and the influence of migration.

My work is an ongoing investigation into the notion of interconnectedness, drawing from life experiences which are informed by growing up in a cross-cultural environment and my personal archive. I actively research and observe the meaning of mundanity to give eternal value to seemingly insignificant places and objects. As a result the notion of preserving languages, traditions, domestic settings and everyday objects in a state of flux – meaning – digital and physical due to digitalisation and globalisation, takes precedence in my work. My priority is to bring the individual experience into a broader communal context and show the parallels between our common needs, objects and experiences with the notion of care as a fundamental aspect of being.

As an artist I subvert and challenge the traditional application of printmaking by experimenting with a range of artistic mediums which intersect at painting, photography, print, drawing, collage, video, sculpture and installation using the photographic image and mark making as a recurring element. Exploring experimental forms of print in combination with analog techniques creating a juxtaposition between surfaces and the image. The application of layering in my work is to display the complexity that makes up the present as a marker of the simultaneous. With these techniques I want to challenge ideas of digital materiality, painting and the reproductive image.

From the Open Archive tagged with Mandy Franca

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    • In A State of Being, 2021, satin silk, voile, oil pastels, oil stick, C-type, size variable
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    • It’s Six Minutes to Five Somewhere - Part 2 (1), 2020, oil pastels on giclée, 148 x 112,5 cm. Installation view ‘London Grads Now’ at Saatchi Gallery, London, August 2020. Photograph by Constanza Valderrama

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