Born in 1985. Lives and work in Toulouse (France) Since completing her degree in fine art, Vanessa Dakinsky has developed a more self-taught art practice, drawing references from the popular universe to the classical tradition of painting. Her universe oscillates between realism and onirism. The immediate visual shock gives way to reverberations, sharpness of detail and, occasionally, hidden animals and visions. These enigmatic architectures reveal a relationship between a fragmented reality and the familiar, in a collision of quasi-photorealism and the visually disturbed, unexpected or abstract. Showing the deepness of some moments, reinterpreted signs of our time grow alongside a vibrant and hypnotic humanity. "From her 27 years, she asserts herself in a self-taught artistic practice, and investigate through the prism of the painting, some indefinite spaces, where fancies and reality meet and dialog each other. Her paintings find contemporary mythologies in the anecdotes of the everyday life. Contradictory elements live and meet there. Abundant, surrealist and sometimes strange Vanessa Dakinsky's universe is dreamlike, centered on the intimate perception." - Boum! Bang!