Danica Phelps. Income’s OutcomeSeptember 19 / December 10 2013
With her delicates pencil lines, her transparent drawings, some on top of others, and her colourful lines explaining with all detail her personal economy, Danica Phelps has been confirmed as an important artist who, with a very personal style, turns her privacy into an artistic object.
Income’s Outcome is a new project by Danica Phelps, where she keeps track of the money generated by the sale of each of her drawings. Each time a drawing is sold in the series, a window opens into her life and she draws what she spends that money on. When all the money is spent, the window closes. Each green stripe panel shows the income that was generated as well as a little cartoon of the drawing or drawings that were sold to generate that income.
In her drawings Danica Phelps portrays her routine, her family, and in her graphics her economy, her expenses and incomes, with al details of who bought one piece, or for how much was sold. Everything to keep track of her life, and her career, making clear that there would be no drawing without the collector act of buying, and to make public the details of the art world, usually wellknown for its secretism.
This use of texts, lines, and figurative drawings has been always the mechanism of her sophisticated mix between narrative and abstraction, and always using the line as a basic graphic expression.