dinakelberman at gmail
Still Life with Irritating Camera Movement and No Title Card
This Really Is Water
No No No No No
Go Outside (info)
Whatever This Is
November 30, 2015
Pink, Blue, Yellow, Black, Green
Red Sun/Blue Sun/Yellow Sun
Dead Man's Guts
Lost Galaxy at Planet Maze
Smoke & Fire (ongoing)
Sleep Video (ongoing)
Cloud Formations (ongoing)
True Thrush Projection
Try or Let Things Go
I'm Google (ongoing)
Our Findings (ongoing)
Phone Photos (ongoing)
Garfield Halloween Special
My Trip to New York
My Trip to New York Pt. 2
Me and You
Getting Nailed Down
Simpsons Gifs (ongoing)
Untitled Paintings (1-6)
So Many Organs
Shoot Her! A Theatrical
Interpretation of Jurassic Park
The Thing Itself
COLLABORATIONSBubble Bath (info)
Dina Kelberman is an artist living and working in Baltimore, MD. She has shown and spoken about her work internationally. Kelberman was recently invited to create original web-based pieces for the New Museum and The Marina Abramovic Institute and was included in the Montréal International Biennial of the Contemporary Image. Her work has been written about in The New York Times, Art21 and NPR.
My work is about how everyone and everything is special, and so while
specialness is not special, it is still pretty much the most exciting
thing going. Much of my work comes out of my natural tendency to spend
long hours collecting and organizing imagery from the internet,
television, and other commonplace surroundings of my everyday life. I
like to elevate the familiar and transform brief moments into infinite
stretches of time.
I gravitate towards things that are simple, colorful, industrial, and mundane. I am interested in using materials that are easily accessible and familiar to the everyday person – anyone can and should make things that are perfectly natural to them and yet totally inexplicable to someone else. Humans are definitely a failure of an animal, but at least every single one of them is extremely weird.
I like how when things are simple enough they turn into whatever you were already thinking about but they don’t lose themselves, it just turns out they were always about that thing. I enjoy exercising resourcefulness; setting up limitations and then seeing what is possible within them.
I make work as I am compelled to make it and consider why later, often resulting in connections I didn’t consciously set out to realize. In close examination of the simple or the seemingly insignificant the viewer may bring their own limitless associations.
Sometimes I think intentionality is the opposite of truth but then again that’s art.