Work1 Title: control 3 Year: 2015 Materials: gouache and Japanese pigment on paper Dimensions: H 15 W 11 D
Work2 Title: control 1 Year: 2015 Materials: gouache and Japanese pigment on paper Dimensions: H 15 W 11 D
Work3 Title: control 2 Year: 2015 Materials: gouache and Japanese pigment on paper Dimensions: H 15 W 11 D
Work4 Title: transgenesis 16:9 1 Year: 2014 Materials: ink and Japanese pigment on paper Dimensions: H 22.5 W 44 D
Work5 Title: transgenesis 16:9 2 Year: 2014 Materials: ink and Japanese pigment on paper Dimensions: H 22.5 W 44 D
I have a belief in a deep interconnectedness of humans, animals, and our broader ecosystem. My paintings and drawings question the incursions of science and technology on animal species and the environment. My recent series of drawings, “transgenesis”, is a response to a contemporary scientific attitude towards genetics in which DNA can be divided into fragments and spliced together to our choosing. This attitude perhaps stems from our recombinant digital culture of mashups and Twitter feeds, however there are serious ecological issues at stake when these operations are translated to material bodies.
Cybèle is a self taught painter living and working in New York City. Her B.F.A. in Photography was received from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. In 2007 she began a consistent art practice, which lead to working as an artist assistant. In 2011 Cybèle stopped assisting and since then has been focusing exclusively on her own art through regular committed studio practice resulting in several bodies of work.
Group exhibitions include Can’t Hear the Revolution, Kunsthalle Galapagos, New York; Transform, SHO gallery, New York. In 2009 she participated in Gesai 12, Tokyo Big Site, Tokyo.
Place: New York, NY