DANIELA D'AVINO
painter, sculptor, illustrator



Selected Works

 Fungi
 Multitude
 Hope is the last to hit
 Alice
 Bocca della verità
 Oltreconfine/Abnormal
 Plugins for fridge

  Freaks

 Watercolors



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Miniature sculptures series made with sectioned and reassembled parts of old toys, dimensions variable from 2cm to 10cm.

"... The Latin term "Monstrum" indicates a divine sign, a prodigy, and means to warn, to admonish. The monster therefore in its original meaning is the sudden appearance, manifestation, showing of something extraordinary that creates a sense of wonder and amazement and can be happy or harmful, thus generating reassurance or fear ... "

(from The encyclopedia of monsters, Linguaggio Globale, Milan, Italy)

Little beings running away from themselves,
the Freaks as well as Bosch's monsters, are not inventions but portraits.

"... It is this normality of the impossible that appears to be able, alone, of frightening the saint in the midst of the unleashing of the devils ..."

(Jurgis Baltrusaitis, Le Moyen Âge fantastique: antiquités et exotismes dans l'art gothique)



Chiba
Freaks
2005
plastic toys, iron
cm 7x7
Castelnuovo (AQ), Italy


Chiba
Freaks
2005
plastic toys
cm 12x5
Rome, Italy


Chiba
Freaks
2004
plastic toys
cm 6x4
Rome, Italy



Chiba
Freaks
2005
plastic toys
cm 3x6
Rome, Italy



Chiba
Freaks
2004
plastic toys
cm 6x6
Rome, Italy


Chiba
Freaks
2016
plastic toys
cm 5x4, glas dome cm 8x10
Berlin, Germany

Chiba
Freaks
2007
plastic toys
cm 5x7
Rome, Italy


Chiba
Freaks
2004
plastic toys
cm 8x3
Rome, Italy


Chiba
Freaks
2004
plastic toys
cm 3x7
Rome, Italy


Chiba
Freaks
2005
plastic toys
cm 7x3
Rome, Italy


Chiba
Freaks
2007
plastic toys
cm 2,5x4
Rome, Italy

Chiba
Freaks
2013
plastic toys
cm 4x2, wooden glas case cm 17x13x7
Galerie Bauchhund Salonlabor
Berlin, Germany

Chiba
Freaks
2007
plastic toys, mixed media
cm 6x3
Rome, Italy


Chiba
Freaks
2007
plastic toys
cm 11x4
Rome, Italy


Chiba
Freaks
2004
plastic toys
cm 3x5
Rome, Italy


Chiba
Freaks
2004
plastic toys
cm 4x6
Rome, Italy



Chiba
Freaks
2007
plastic toys
cm 2,5x3
Rome, Italy