Meet The Others: Annique Delphine
The Game Changers. The Rule Breakers. The Innovators. Discover some of the fantastic emerging talent showcasing their work at The Other Art Fair.
After a career as a fashion model and actress, Annique Delphine devoted herself full-time to fine art photography and film-making. As described in SLEEK Magazine, “Delphine’s work promotes female sexuality and aims to avert from the male gaze, something that she states is ‘always intuitive rather than premeditated.'”
Read below to learn more about this dynamic artist, and how her photography career has evolved.
How would you describe your artwork?
I would describe it as very colorful and sensual. My work often tackles dark themes, but I like them to be playful because of or in spite of that.
What does making art mean to you?
It means living my truth. I’ve never been happier than I am now making art. It means freedom and it means exploration of myself and society. Making art has made me a more honest and stronger person, because when you put all your feelings into it, present it to people, and realize how vulnerable that makes you, it pushes you to grow. If just one person connects with your work, it’s totally worth it.
How did you get started making art?
I was very creative as a child, I was taking photographs of flowers, building sets with my Barbie furniture, and writing short stories. As I grew older I lost my connection to creativity. Then, around the age of 24, I got back into photography. First as a documentary photographer, but then I realized I wanted to create my own images and use it as a way to connect with people.
What is it like to be a part of The Other Art Fair?
The Other Art Fair is an amazing experience. It’s like camp for artists and art lovers. You have several very intense days where everyone comes together to look at and talk about art, and everyone is doing their own thing. It’s just this huge safe space to be proud of what you’ve created, to feel accepted, and to connect not only with your peers but also with collectors, gallerists, and journalists. I had the best time being a part of it.
What is your favourite piece for sale on your Saatchi Art profile and why?
Single Serve Feminism, which seemed to have been the favorite for visitors of the fair as well!