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Dankova Andrea
Art and Design BA Hons
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Andrea Dankova
Luton - United Kingdom
Photography - Abstract


“Metaphor and meaning of fashion were at the heart of surrealist visual language”, Richard Martin

To see more recent work go to:

http://www.wix.com/dankovaandrea/home

http://dankovaandrea.yolasite.com/

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Bio
2011-07-14
Andrea Dankova was born in the heart of Europe-Slovakia.
Where she was fortunate enough to be raised in a small town near by Hungary
surrounded by a beautiful landscape.

By the time she was three she started to paint and her teacher in playschool sent her paintings to
competitions in China and various countries.
From the age of six to eighteen she has attended Art school and at the age of seventeen, she passed
the exam to enroll at the University of Bedfordhire in Luton, UK.
At the age of eighteen Andrea decided to leave home in order to pursue her passion in art and move to England.

In 2010 she has set-up exhibition in order to support charity in Student Union, Luton, Uk.
Furthermore, the same year she has contributed to
exhibition Expressing Expressions in The Hat Factory, Luton,Uk. Currently she is exhibiting in the University
of Bedfordshire in Luton, Uk as a part of The Degree Show.

While setting up these exhibitions she also doubled as the event photographer.
She currently lives 20 minutes from London working in fashion retail. Moreover she has been
working as an Intern at Bex Rox Jewelry Co. based in Notting Hill, UK from February 2011 to present.
Andrea will also be collaborating with renown graphic designer Aubrey Kurlansky to enhance her skill.
She has just completed her Ba Hons Art and Design Studies with a 2.1 highmark.Her work could
be described as fine art photography which points out contemporary social issues and it is
characterized by the feature of performance.Through the utilization of digital manipulation and surreal elements
her photographs present fashion photography as an art form.
Inspired by Jean Baudrillard, the subject her my work is to create
the hyper real world for viewers while acting in her photographs
- experiencing the real world. The photographs attempt to prevent
the viewer from thinking about contemporary social issues,
in order to let them fantasize, imagine, dream. In other words,
the purpose of her work is to take the viewer beyond reality.
Andrea is currently joining several communities online and applying for different competitions.
Her future plan is to promote and exhibit her art worldwide as she has recieved the call
for artist from The Artist Alley Gallery in San Francisco.


new website
2011-04-26
http://www.wix.com/dankovaandrea/home

Statement
2011-04-26
Through the utilization of digital manipulation and surreal elements my photographs present fashion photography as an art form. Inspired by Jean Baudrillard, the subject of my work is to create the hyper real world for viewers while acting in my photographs - experiencing the real world. The photographs attempt to prevent the viewer from thinking about contemporary social issues, in order to let them fantasize, imagine, dream. In other words, the purpose of my work is to take the viewer beyond reality.

dankovaandrea.yolasite.com
2011-01-13


Inspiration
2011-01-10
Theories: Fashion Theory, Colour Theory, Cultural Theory, theory of hyper reality by Jean Baudrillard
Artists: Man Ray,Salvador Dali,Edgar Degas, David Schnell
Fashion photographers: Guy Bourdin, Cindy Sherman, David LaChapelle

Comments

Andrea Dankova
2011-04-26 10:50:37
Thanks for ypur comment..It is not really based on technical skills as I am not editing the whole image but just colors and do simple mirroring of the picture. If you want to check more recent works you can have a look at my web sites http://dankovaandrea.yolasite.com/ or http://www.wix.com/dankovaandrea/home
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