Daphne Sweet

An image of a painting involving multiple, multicolored figures and elements.
Hand Me Your (eye emoji) Oil on canvas4' x 4'2018
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A detail image of a painting involving multiple, multicolored figures and elements.
Hand Me Your (eye emoji) (Detail)Oil on canvas4' x 4'2018
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A detail image of a painting involving multiple, multicolored figures and elements.
Hand Me Your (eye emoji) (Detail)Oil on canvas4' x 4'2018
Image courtesy of the artist
A detail image of a painting involving multiple, multicolored figures and elements.
Hand Me Your (eye emoji) (Detail)Oil on canvas4' x 4'2018
Image courtesy of the artist
An image of a painting involving a multicolored figure with multiple faces.
I (ear emoji) Me Oil on panel 2' x 4'2018
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A photo-negative image of a painting involving a multicolored figure with multiple faces.
I (ear emoji) Me (Invert)Oil on panel 2' x 4'2018
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A detail image of a painting involving a multicolored figure with multiple faces.
I (ear emoji) Me (Detail)Oil on panel 2' x 4'2018
Image courtesy of the artist

Like a cherub in a rave, Daphne Sweet’s work is unmistakable. Likened to Picasso, Rococo and children’s drawings Sweet’s shy, “no thought” approach to making is both private and inviting. Proudly existing at a seashore and trench level of meaning, Sweet’s work features a familiar cast of characters and gestures distorted by color and repetition. Drive slow on a foggy highway with the oncoming traffic blurring past or follow a lightning bug through a hot summer night in this digital age and you’ll end up in the subterranean miasma of Sweet’s work.

-Ian Carstens

Daphne Sweet

Daphne Sweet is a multi-media artist from Southern California based in Missoula, Montana. She specializes in painting and ceramic mediums. Her design aesthetic mimics organized chaos found in the Rococo, Baroque, Japanese Ukiyo-e prints, and pattern design.

In addition to being a featured artist with Glass Breakfast you can find Daphne Sweet's work on Instagram.