Contemporary artist Stella Danalis investigates the interplay between colour and form through the pictorial language of geometric abstraction. The purity of geometric form offers her an avenue by which she can nurture her instinctual disposition toward colour. Stella’s polychromatic, architectonic constructions float and collide, hug and repel, allowing geometric narratives to unfold between colours and shapes. Her ripe geometries ground the viewer through colour and form.
Stella’s colour fields are a dramatic change from her former creative oeuvre as an award-winning illustrator and graphic designer. For over three decades her graphic eye has brought publications, novels, posters, packaging, advertisements and brand identities to life. Her children’s picture books have been nominated for children’s picture book of the year and published in a number of languages and her illustrations have featured in many of Australia’s top magazines and newspapers. Stella’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and published in Australian and International journals. She has also had the opportunity to pass on her knowledge and passion to others as a lecturer at Griffith University. Her dedication to the creative process has seen her receive over 100 awards and honors for her work.
Stella received her Bachelor of Visual Arts from the Queensland College of Art | Griffith University in 1989 as well as a Diploma of Arts prior in 1986.