Investigating mysterious elements of our natural world through the selective vision of magical realism
Diana Lynn VanderMeulen investigates mysterious elements of our natural world through the selective vision of magical realism. Remixing techniques and textures, VanderMeulen uses collage, painting, and digital 3D modelling tools to provoke the subconscious and challenge perceptions of reality. Ethereal landscapes are created as effervescent entrances; lifting the viewer into a deeper inner state of mind and prompting a sifting-through of the longings we feel in our day-to-day lives.
Diana is a multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto and holds a BFA from York University. She expertly navigates new digital tools creating both moving and still imagery with highly detailed resolutions. Her most recent work is an Augmented-Reality experience titled Swampy GoGo, which extends from a series of 2D mixed media landscapes. Utilizing new media technology, Diana expands the lifespan and audience of durational immersive installations and location specific artworks. Alongside a collaborative representation with Sky Fine Foods, VanderMeulen has been involved in many public and DIY ventures. She has shown at The AGO, The Canadian Embassy (Tokyo, Japan), the Gardiner Museum, and Idea Exchange.
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