Denisse Leung Liu student artwork named I drifted off for a moment. Red and white flowers floating against gray background

In my work, I create a reality and abstraction by putting together printed images of common places and objects, and layers of sculptures I make out of Plexiglas, artificial flowers, and more printed photographs. These layers I add to my printed images create a 3D effect that may sometimes distort, interfere, or transform the original print. Everything in my studio is photographed and put together digitally or physically. My final prints are continuously being rephotographed and used around my studio to create new sets of images that have a pleasurable feeling. In a way that there is tranquility and absence of noise, yet it whispers quietly to the viewer. I want my work to express itself in this matter because in the present day, it is difficult for me to find tranquility in this world. I find myself surrounded by chaos and conflict, whether if it is on the news, or in my life. The art I make is the source of peacefulness and tranquility I cherish.

Denisse Leung Liu is an artist based in Los Angeles, California. She was born and raised in Guayaquil, Ecuador. At the age of 18, she moved to the United States to pursue her passion for Photography and technology. She graduated from the University of La Verne in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Photography with a minor in Internet Programming. In 2015, her view of Photography completely changed after working for a freelance photographer and decided that she needed to understand and make art that was meaningful to her. In Fall 2015, she started school at Claremont Graduate University and is currently in the Master of Fine Arts program.

Artwork by Denisse Leung Liu ’17


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