Danika Kristine, also known as DK, is a self-taught oil painter residing within the Bay Area, California.
Her passion and focus through art is to make an effort to bring awareness about our Earth and all of us whom live on it, both human and animal, as well as to express her pain and joy in her journey from youth to adulthood. Striving to open others minds, with hidden symbolism of flower’s meanings that bloom from her muses eyes to metaphorical and thought-provoking objects places strategically within her pieces, she hopes that each piece will help bring others closer together, foster interest in the environment and its ecosystems, help people to accept invisible illnesses, transparency, advocacy of women, human rights, and more.
The body of work that the artist Danika Kristine delivers is a dynamic exploration of emotion and beauty. Her use of colors and fine detail stirs the passions of the observer. Paving a way for an open dialogue that Danika Kristine provokes with the focus of women’s power.
The ethereal aesthetic that characterizes the artist’s portfolio makes a return. The frantic application of paint paired with very precise imagery mirrors the personality of the artists. Danika Kristine draws inspiration from her life and experiences. We are gifted with a punctuated departure of the omitted eye that defines the artist’s style. Blooming petals and washes of oil paint almost violently placed usurping the usual space we have come to expect on beautiful portraits of heroines. The observer is left with more questions than answers through the experience that is the presence of these pieces. It is equal parts amusement and admiration for the skill and intellect that defines the art of Danika Kristine.
The expressions on the faces explore painful longing and sorrow. Juxtaposed with a surreal landscape of color and nuanced symbolism the tone of the work is haunting.
Coming into her own the artist shows mastery of mixed mediums and restraint in the new direction of her work. Danika Kristine has proved to be a budding figure in the Bay Area art scene with an eye on the top.
– Artist in Review by J.C.O.
DK’s illustrations, ceramics, and paintings have appeared at large events, such as Coachella Music and Arts Festival for TRASHed Coachella, to small art shows frequented in Northern California as well as pieces donated to organisations close to her heart such as More Than A Cone and Planned Parenthood‘s iDEFY campaigns. Her goal is to travel the world meeting other artists that inspire her and create more art for others to see/feel.
Believe in yourself, and know that sometimes life is about taking a risk or two all for a dream or few that no one can see but you.
‘Fable‘ – selected artist; group show: Mama De Luna Gallery, Crockett, CA. April 8th, 2017-May 6th, 2017.
‘Trump Won’t Stop Us’Pop-up Art Campaign Show – selected artist; group show: Sally Centigrade Gallery, Denver, CO. April 15th, 2017.