About Giana De Dier

Graphite and collage is my media of choice to develop a variety of small portraits of people grouped in series under broad themes. Both media allow me the flexibility to create a range of textures and strong contrasts which engage the viewer in a dialogue with the work.
My main interest is the role portraiture has in shaping ones identity and portraiture as a means of keeping a record of oneself, loved ones, and events over a specific period of time.
The large-scale drawings and collages which compose my body of work develop evocative visual narratives with complex characters. These collages expand on several themes and brings together emotional structures that set the scene for the different stories being told from real life and/or completely fictional situations.
Each project consists of multiple works developed using a variety of media such as sculpture, printmaking and installation grouped together under different themes such as identity, gender, race, memory and history.

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