Jamaica Biennial 2017 – Juried Artists: Di-Andre Caprice Davis

Di-Andre Caprice Davis – put_togeher.gifS (1) (2017) (detail)

Another feature from the Jamaica Biennial 2017 archives.

Di-Andre Caprice Davis was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and is a self-described experimental artist. In 2016, she completed an artist’s residency at Bluecoat, a contemporary arts centre in Liverpool, England. Her work has been featured in a number of art shows including Jamaica Biennial 2014, Young Talent 2015, Digital (2016) and Kingston, Part 1: The City and Art (2016) at the National Gallery of Jamaica. Additionally, it was featured in Jamaican Pulse: Art and Politics from Jamaica and the Diaspora, which was held in 2016 at the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol, United Kingdom. Davis has been inspired by the relationship between mathematics, science and technology, and how these can be manipulated to inform how the human brain perceives, processes and interprets visual imagery. She is based in Kingston.

Di-Andre Caprice Davis – put_togeher.gifS (1) (2017)

 

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Digital: Di-Andre Caprice Davis

Di-Andre Caprice Davis - Chaotic Beauty (2016, still from GIF animation)

Di-Andre Caprice – Chaotic Beauty – still 1 (medres)

Another feature on one of the artists in Digital, which opens on Sunday, April 24:

Bio

Di-Andre Caprice Davis was born in Kingston, Jamaica. She is a self-described “intuitive experimental artist” exploring new media technologies. Notable exhibitions include the National Gallery of Jamaica’s Jamaica Biennial 2014 as well as Trajectories (2014), which was hosted by multi-national law firm, Myers Fletcher and Gordon. She also participated in the exhibition Canopy Guild which was organized by New Local Space (NLS) also in the same year. Most recently, she was a selected exhibitor in the NGJ’s Young Talent 2015 exhibition. She lives and works in Kingston.

Davis, Di-Andre Caprice - Chaotic Beauty - still 2 (medres)

Di-Andre Caprice Davis – Chaotic Beauty (2016, still from GIF animation)

About the Work

“My current explorations seek to compare and contrast the ways in which the human brain perceives, processes and interprets visual imagery gathered from everyday experiences, with imagery that is generated solely through the use of digital technology, for example, images created through video-editing application and computer graphics software.”

“By gathering raw footage of objects, environments and people, then editing this footage to include psychedelic colours and movements juxtaposed within, it is hoped that the viewer will reconsider the degree to which visual perception can border between the natural and the synthetic.”

Young Talent 2015: Di-Andre Caprice Davis

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Di-Andre Caprice Davis – Overly Utopian Dreams (2007-2015)

We publish another of our short posts on the artists in the Young Talent 2015 exhibition, which opens on August 30:

Di-Andre Caprice Davis was born in 1986, Kingston, Jamaica. She is a self-described visual artist who is experimenting with new media technologies. She works and lives in Kingston.

Artist’s Statement

In my work, I combined a passion for digital aesthetic with furthering the exposure and understanding of how technology has affected our world. Although the images are highly personal representations of my dreams, they are abstract enough and open enough to allow individual interpretation. I have used animation techniques to show the power of artistic image manipulation; turning still images into hypnotic GIF art. I prefer to collage and compose several looping actions emphasizing the motions that mimic bodily rhythm. It is like an adventure in a second life exploring its outer limits with digital imaging tools.

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