Daisy St. Sauveur
Painter and Mixed Media Artist
Daisy St. Sauveur is a painter and mixed-media artist working in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2019, she graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a BFA in 2D Fine Art and a focus in printmaking. St. Sauveur works with various media to contextualize tradition in an era of instant gratification. Her portfolio deals with themes related to transition, control, and substance abuse.
The bulk of St. Sauveur’s work combines acrylic paint, graphite, and oil pastel to create an impulsive and dissociative landscape. Loosely organized by cells and panels, her compositions exhibit a struggle to mask and contain aggressive mark-making. The looseness of the paint seeps through crudely drawn grids as a desperate attempt at maintaining the mess of dizzying scribbles and strikes. St. Sauveur explores the disorienting time between the ‘what was’ and the ‘next,’ and grapples with how to acclimate into that progression. These visual elements are trapped within a permanent plane of transition, and the underlying message of the work appears as a lifetime of surviving uncontrollable change.
St. Sauveur’s artwork poses the question: As we continue living through an era defined by rapid transitional space, how do we cope with change? Will we continue to lose countless years to a disorienting high of nostalgic yearning? Are we missing the present day in favor of our distant memories?