There is a whole generation of young adults who have spent a majority of their adult years navigating a world during and post-pandemic that doesn’t make sense and is filled with injustices and insecurity. In a increasingly entropic world Chantal Danyluk brings light to some of these issues by using whimsical imagery such as plants, animals, and food to bring a sense of relief to a world filled to the brim with unprocessed bad news. Chantal creates physical manifestations of a generation’s uncertain feelings. Facing new existential dread at the concoction of real-world events outside our control, how can a generation cope?
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Chantal Danyluk is a portrait and figure painter based out of Chicago, IL. She received a BA in Computer Science and Studio Art with a focus in painting from Hendrix College in 2019, where she focused primarily on painting the figure. In the past, she has explored portraits involving pattern and algorithmic approaches to art. Her current oil paintings explore human emotion and interaction with the world around them, and frequently combine animal and plant life to create quirky forms. Frequently, her work explores themes of feminism and the modern-day psyche, which she believes is becoming more and more surreal.