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Multi-disciplinary artist Djeneba Aduayom is interested in the disconnect between action and perception. Subjects takeon effortless poses that find movement within stillness.Today, we're sharing an excerpt of an interviewfrom the latest issue of Aesthetica.
 
 
 
 
 
A: You have described your work as a form of “personal interrogation.” Can you expand on this concept?
DA: I am an emotional creature – an empath, introverted and very sensitive. Most of the time, I struggle to cope with the world as it is. This creates a constant flow of interrogations within me. A part of myself analyses and dissects information whilst the other half just feels intensely. The world wants you to explain and justify yourself, often through words. I am frequently in this state of examination.
It comes from the curiosity of my inner child; the innate desire to understand people, to encourage them and to make them feel visible.
 
 
 
 
A: How do these thematic viewpoints about individuals and subject material feature in your compositions?
DA: I am interested in the meanings beneath a person's  actions
and their words. Often, there are contradictions between what is said
and how someone behaves.
Outside my commercial work, I explore
what characteristics I perceive
about an individual that they might
not recognise in themselves.
Capsulated (2018) uses the motif of a bubble to visualise an imaginary inner world and experiences of rejection, solitude and stereotyping.I mix their narrative and my analysis to build something conceptual. Hidden elements often remain undetected. I appreciate it when people tell me what they have understood. They've seen the story behind the image.
 
 
 
 
A: Atmospheric Perspective concentrates on soft, muted hues, whilst earlier works utilise rich primary colours. Can you discuss this shift? What do the palettes signify?
DA: Colour is a language. I use it to speak to people in the same way I would with words. I have a multidimensional approach to everything. I never relate to one thing, but to the many parts of who I am and my personal life experiences. The palettes evidence various emotions – either singular or collective. Each shade reflects a mental state.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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#Photography - Interview with Djeneba Aduayom ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Multi-disciplinary artist Djeneba Aduayom is interested in the disconnect between action and perception. Subjects takeon effortless poses that find movement within stillness.Today, we're sharing an excerpt of an interviewfrom the latest issue of Aesthetica. A: You have described your work as a form of “personal interrogation.” Can you expand on this concept? DA: I am an emotional creature – an empath, introverted and very sensitive. Most of the time, I struggle to cope with the world as it is. This creates a constant flow of interrogations within me. A part of myself analyses and dissects information whilst the other half just feels intensely. The world wants you to explain and justify yourself, often through words. I am frequently in this state of examination. It comes from the curiosity of my inner child; the innate desire to understand people, to encourage them and to make them feel visible. A: How do these thematic viewpoints about individuals and subject material feature in your compositions? DA: I am interested in the meanings beneath a person's  actions and their words. Often, there are contradictions between what is said and how someone behaves. Outside my commercial work, I explore what characteristics I perceive about an individual that they might not recognise in themselves. Capsulated (2018) uses the motif of a bubble to visualise an imaginary inner world and experiences of rejection, solitude and stereotyping.I mix their narrative and my analysis to build something conceptual. Hidden elements often remain undetected. I appreciate it when people tell me what they have understood. They've seen the story behind the image. A: Atmospheric Perspective concentrates on soft, muted hues, whilst earlier works utilise rich primary colours. Can you discuss this shift? What do the palettes signify? DA: Colour is a language. I use it to speak to people in the same way I would with words. I have a multidimensional approach to everything. I never relate to one thing, but to the many parts of who I am and my personal life experiences. The palettes evidence various emotions – either singular or collective. Each shade reflects a mental state. djeneba-aduayom.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Change email address / Leave mailing list
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