Diana’s artistic process of making, breaking apart and reconstructing echoes the way in which as people we sometimes need to break down in order to be put back together again. Her works are a deconstruction and re-assemblage of images with a strong focus on shape-making. Through experimental play with collage, paper folding and cutting of wood, Diana assembles then deconstructs her compositions to form new dialogues that essentially speak about reassembling the self.
Born and raised in South Africa, Diana qualified and worked as a graphic designer for a number of years before making the switch to painting in 2008. She recently completed her contemporary art studies as a mature age student at the Byron School of Art where she won the graduate award in 2018. Her work has evolved over the years from colourful and expressive to more considered and pared back, reflecting her current desire for space, simplicity and solitude.