ARTIST STATEMENT

At the core of my artistic pursuit lays a strong desire for narrative. Methodologically, my working process is similar to an author. I use personal stories and ready-made objects, relive memories, invent alter egos, and create parallel worlds. By that, I hope to evoke discussions about topics hard to comprehend, such as health issues, human rights, gender, war, nationalism and more. My practice is diverse: live art, installation, hand/digital drawing, sound/music, and graphic novels. I use different types of mediums in order to surprise the spectators, establish intimacy, yet make them feel uncomfortable. Although there are connective and repetitive themes in my portfolio, it

might seem like a group exhibition, rather than “branded” and unified.


In recent years, I investigate the concept of biography and the tie between art and life, through using my own as a case study. My main strategy is "putting myself on stage." I use humor (including self-humor), irony, and embarrassment, to challenge the spectator's most fundamental perceptions about where life and art meet. For example, I use my family, my army service, my medical files, and make them the base of my practice, adding invented details and create a mockumentary work of art.  I try to blur hierarchies between truth and fiction, hence, often the spectator does not know if the story is honest or decisive. 

CONTACT

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me for any inquiry by sending an e-mail to: danallon2011(at)gmail.com

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