Danny Vines

Manchester / United Kingdom

Danny Vines (1986, Manchester UK.) is an interdisciplinary artist, working primarily in sculpture, video and performance. His practice uses the human figure to investigate ideas regarding both embodiment and psychology and alludes to the remote and at times all-consuming mental and behavioural patterns one can become habitually embroiled in. […]

Biography / Danny Vines

Danny Vines (1986, Manchester UK.) is an interdisciplinary artist, working primarily in sculpture, video and performance. His practice uses the human figure to investigate ideas regarding both embodiment and psychology and alludes to the remote and at times all-consuming mental and behavioural patterns one can become habitually embroiled in. With an emphasis on material engagement and the use of discarded objects found on city streets, his work negotiates the limits of sculpted human form, converging at the boundary of emotion and behaviour, embodied action and artistic expression.

About the project

Parallax

Vines’ sculptural and performance works explore the connection between somatic memory and the physical body as an emotional centre; investigating skin as a potential medium. They consider the residual nature of memory and emotion, both across and between bodies; and their possible mediation.

Vines’ fragmented human forms vacillate private moments with self and another; uncommitted, they investigate the notion of emotional intimacy and the corporal relationship one has with one’s past. Furthermore, they intercalate both memory’s fidelity and unconscious fabrication. In weaving potential truth and fiction, the work seeks to grapple with the physicality of a past that the mind can invent, suppress, dissociate from or forget.