Eleanor Daly

b. 1999. Amsterdam. Netherlands. Daly is a Fine Art oil painter, with a focus on portraiture and contemporary still life. Drawing on personal feelings of misguided recklessness and substance abuse, Daly frenetic painting energy mimics this intoxication.

 

Daly works from a montage of her own photographs and stock images to highlight the pre-existence of caricatures of misspent teenage-dom; girls gone wild, the repulsive underclass, gorping at helplessly drunk girls and the narrative consequences. Using a sub-realism style that pushes beyond the colours and structural boundaries of lived reality, Daly presents vulnerability as tongue-in-cheek. Daly is the 2021 Freeland’s Painting Prize Winner and is currently working at Peckham Platform as the Youth Platform Assistant, and at Dulwich Picture Gallery as a Creative Peer.