Daniela Raytchev is Slovakian contemporary artist currently residing in London. Having studied at the world’s most prestigious art and design colleges, Central St. Martins College of Art and Design and London College of Fashion, Raychev’s work depicts conflicts within, enquires about social stigmas, especially with regards to mental health and equal rights, and promotes honesty and the positive message that change is possible. She invites the public to participate, either via interviewing her subjects or via creating multi media artworks.
As of late, Raytchev’s work is gaining more of a political and social character. She addresses her ideologies and support for racial, gender and sexual equality as well as various environmental causes. She questions the establishment and the position of women within the society.
For START 2020, Raytchev is presenting her new body of work ‘Are we Human or are we Spam?’ that explores rape, sexual abuse and power dynamics within relationships. The pieces are a social commentary empowering women. They question private and professional challenges of being a woman whilst enabling honest conversations about still very stigmatised subject.
I Should Be, 2019
Oil and spray paint on canvas, 61 x 75.5 cm
Wood, styrofoam, clay and mixed media, 55 x 55 x 120 cm
So Many, 2019
Oil and enamel on canvas, 61 x 75.5 cm
Promise IV, 2019
Oil and enamel and mixed media on canvas
, 150 x 170 cm
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Mirror, Mirror, 2019
Wood, glass, acrylic and enamel paint, 85 x 65 x 17 cm
So I can, 2019
Oil and enamel on canvas, 70 x 83 cm (without frame)
Regret What I, 2019
Oil and enamel on canvas, 150 x 200 cm
Oil, enamel and spray paint on canvas, 140 x 170 cm
Enamel and mixed media on wax paper, 90 x 90 x 200 cm