Sculpture by Rayvenn Shaleigha D’Clark
2016 ; Mixed-Media Silicone Sculpture ; Photograph courtesy of the Artist, Tereza Červeñová at VO Curations
3D Sculpture by Rayvenn Shaleigha D’Clark
3D Sculpture ; 2018  ; 2019 [Lifesized] Co-collaboration with Canary Wharf (Canada One Square);
Photograph courtesy of the Artist, Jean-Sébastien Degni
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, www.rayvenn-dclark.com