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Vol. 2: 

On Identity

Anchor 1

I Don't See In Colour

sculpture by Rayvenn Shaleigha D’Clark


2018; 3D Print ; Photograph courtesy of the Artist

My practice explores the digital hybridity of sculpture following the affirmation of media, exploring the nuances of identity that pivot between hyper-visibility and invisibility, offering (re-)imagined collective perspective.

My work chronicles the elevated reframing of black anatomy - unencumbered, in traction - the mediation between three-dimensional processes alongside the handmade aesthetic within an extended analysis of ‘Objecthood’; the resulting objects emerge contextually abstracted from traditional representational aesthetics - embedded in the everyday, collective experience through methods of display. Such ideological positioning shifts the normative function of figurative practices within this mode of self-referential questioning, which engenders a self-sustaining (non-) fiction rooted in authenticity and criticality that allows audiences to break free from reference once and for all in a new form of hybrid realism.

Rayvenn is a digital sculptor, writer/researcher & curator. She is also an Associate Lecturer in Art, Design and Communications at the University of Arts, London. She is the Junior Editor & ToR Development Lead at Shades of Noir. Find her on Instagram as @rayvenndclark_art .or on her website,

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