She plays a game of colours and shapes. Daniela Finke creates her own world of photographic images pointing out obvious and common everyday situations like architectural specialties on the beach, sports competitions or simple leisure. The abstraction and reduction of form and the intensified colour strengthens the dynamics of the scene. Reduction calls for a new attention. The TV series BAYWATCH is a legend inside as well as outside the US. Giving her series the same title, the artist however does not portrait blondes. Instead she focuses on European life saver competitions, carried out in Warnemünde on the Baltic Sea.
Daniela Finke, born 1958 in Hannover is a digital artist. Her bold compositions and luminous colors, both real and illusory, have become her signature. With an almost anthropological curiosity and often a hint of the surreal, she likes to play with social scenarios, reflections of street life, or she creates colorful magic from architectural structures. The viewer wonders: fact or fiction?
Finke received numerous grants and awards, including the renowned European Architecture Photography Prize and her work was exhibited at the art fairs in Vienna, Kopenhagen and Zürich, as well as Scope in New York, London and Miami. Finke had a solo exhition at Art Karlsruhe and was part of the Berlin Buenos Aires Art Exchange. Her work is represented in private collections and institutions.