Our experience of landscape is spatial and the sensations we feel go beyond what is seen visually. My work explores the dialogue between how landscape is seen, how it is perceived through our library of pre-lived experiences and how this is reflected through the visual language of gesture. I deal with presence and place, what it feels like to be in certain landscapes, and in a tangible sense, printmaking.
Recent work traverses both the Australian and Catalan Pyrenees landscapes, at times resulting in hybrid landscapes. Particular places trigger connections between past associated memory and the present moment which I aim to express through spontaneous and intuitive marks and gestures.
I work across different forms of print media and often combine them within the same image. I primarily use traditional lithography, intaglio, relief, monotype and chine collé . For the last 2 years, I’ve been exploring the technique of Mokulito, a non-purist form of lithography which possesses elements of unpredictability, imperfection and variability. These elements, together with my sensitivity towards wood texture aim to find a path through colour without losing a sense of immediacy.
Australian born artist Danielle Creenaune completed a Bachelor and a Master of Art at the University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia, in 1997. She has lived abroad for the last 16 years, living in London for some years before moving to Barcelona in 2006 where she recently set up her own print workshop. Over the years she has undertaken residencies in Spain and Ireland and furthered her interest in lithography through undertaking a workshop the Tamarind Institute, USA. Her work has received numerous awards internationally including the René Carcan International Printmaking Award 2016 1st Mention in Belgium, and her lithographs were selected to represent Australia in the International Print Triennial Krakow 2015 Poland. Her work is held in public collections including the National Gallery of Australia.