Tiffanie Delune French, b. 1988

Overview

Artist Statement

 

Expanding from an initial focus on personal trauma and childhood experiences, my practice is instinctively embarking on a wondering wandering. I weave apparitions in dreams and travel recollections with symbols of my mixed-race family, hints of femininity and flux of spirituality. Navigating between my shadow self and full of light, movement and energy forms, I am interested in the magic of storytelling that engages conversations and evokes emotions. 

Approaching my work with playfulness and an intuitive curiosity, I create multilayered pieces on cotton canvas, loose linen and smaller pieces of paper; inviting for a dialogue between the scale and the subject. Letting go of any inhibitions in the choice of materials, I long for textures, meanings and a sense of memory — from acrylic, pastels and papers to glitter, threads, loo roll, keys, bags and dried flowers. In a conflicted world that feels deeply saturated, I put a special emphasis on sharing a blended, unfiltered narrative in all its depth and authenticity.

The natural world is center stage to my creativity from constellations to the seas, tales of the Motherland and visions of hope — untouched places without any form of conditioning, birthing a boundless sense of being. Blooming shapes and rich colours give life to unique characters and dreamscapes that infinitely dance between independence and sexuality, strength and vulnerability, stillness and vitality.

Works
Silence Talks, 2022
Exhibitions
Biography

Tiffanie Delune (b. 1988, France) is a self-taught visual artist of French, Belgo-Congolese heritage, today living in Lisbon, Portugal. Expanding from an initial focus on personal trauma and childhood experiences, Tiffanie is interested in the magic of storytelling that engages conversations and evokes emotions. She has exhibited in London, Paris, Lagos and Los Angeles and featured on Forbes, BBC Radio London, Contemporary And, The Financial Times and Artsy. Her work is held in various private collections and the permanent collections of the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art in Geneva, Switzerland as well as the Alexandra Cohen Presbytarian Hospital for Women and Newborns in New York.