Danielle Bewer is the 3-Dimensional Artist Spotlight winning artist for the month of July 2021. She is an award-winning artist based in San Clemente, California, USA.
Danielle's Solo Art Exhibition will be featured on the website for the month of July 2021. The gallery will promote Danielle and her work on the Fusion Art website, individual online press releases to hundreds of outlets, email blasts to over 6,000+ buyers, collectors, galleries and art professionals, in online event calendars, art news websites and through the gallery’s extensive social media outlets. Fusion Art's objective is to promote the Artist Spotlight winning artists, worldwide, to art professionals, gallerists, collectors and buyers.
Please read Danielle's Biography and Artist Statement below as she describes her history and inspiration in her own words. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see her exhibition.
If you are interested in purchasing any of these award-winning pieces, or to see more of Danielle's work, please visit her website.
Also, please visit Fusion Art’s YouTube Channel to see Danielle’s Solo Art Exhibition Video.
Thank you to all the artists who participated in the Artist Spotlight competition and congratulations to Danielle and the other Artist Spotlight winning artists.
Danielle Bewer's background is in architecture and graphic design, though she later added a BA in English and a MA in Italian from UCLA. Born in New York in 1962, she spent fifteen years of her early life in Europe, eight years in Rome where her family moved when she was eight, five years in London where she studied first architecture at the Architectural Association, then graphic design at the London College of Printing. Finally, two years spent in a small town in Italy where a local master introduced her to the art of ceramics. Those early years in Europe greatly influenced her aesthetics. The second part of the artist’s life was spent back in the US, first freelancing in graphic design in New York, then settling in California where she raised three children. She resides in San Clemente, California.
Danielle states, "My return to working with clay has been a gift, as it’s shown itself to be the ideal vehicle for combining my passion for color with my background in design and architecture."
In my work, I seek to reconnect to the joy of the child within, to cut through the layers of conditioning and give voice to that pure, candid, playful energy. My abstract ceramic art can be seen as a conversation between two protagonists: pattern and color. It is the dialog between these two—the tension between order and emotion, between the composition’s rigid structure and the exuberant color of its parts—that gives form to the message. The result is a satisfying compromise. There is harmony in containment, but it is the color, the emotion that has the last word.
On a material level, what gives my work its distinct feel is the choice of colored clays and semi-translucent glazes. The colored clays contribute an underlying warmth, and the translucence of glazes allows for a coherence of parts. I'm also drawn to the semi-translucent glazes for the depth of color that they offer - something that is often lacking in their opaque counterparts.
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