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Dany Reede | on Tumblr (Canada)
Dany Reede is a visual artist from Winnipeg, Canada. His drawing, mostly autobiographical, is heavily influenced by street art, stick and poke tattoos. His work, based on his self-perception, contains an undercurrent of deprecation and melancholy:
I have never felt comfortable within the realms of the “conceptual insider art world.” Using art as a method to achieve some sort of social status through intellect is something I can’t grasp, and prefer to use it as a therapeutic device to cope with my - often debilitating - social anxiety and depression. My work exemplifies the struggle between my mind’s habitual cravings for a place, while my body is stuck in another. Through reoccurring imagery and text, I am able to create honest, specific, and autobiographical work about the different routines that help me confront this disconnect.
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