Daniela Maria Gargiulo is a British artist, and has lived and worked in Sussex for the past 18 years. Her current work is autobiographical and documents her everyday life through painted paper collage.
Daniela’s source is a growing collection of over 600 ‘self portrait’ photographs (showing only her legs and feet), taken as a documentary diary from 2015 to the present day. Her work celebrates the life of a middle-aged woman living in contemporary Sussex. The medium of collage animates the often mundane source material through acute observation and intricate colourful detail, with close attention paid to locale.
She has worked in photography, textiles, painting, audio arts and latterly collage, with clients including Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, Resonance FM and Creative Waves Community Arts. Her work has featured at Tate Modern, East London Design Festival and as part of West Sussex Heritage Lottery-funded public art projects.
Daniela is currently working on a series of Covid-19 Lockdown Collages.