Dana Ysol (b. 1983, lives in London, UK)
My practice focuses on capturing presence of consciousness and subliminal qualities of different spaces. How does one capture the essence of one’s experience when it is often invisible and intangible? This is an ongoing inquiry in my practice.
In 2007, for a period of one year, I was not able to walk due to unidentifiable pain that had put me in a wheelchair. X-rays and MRI results were all unable to explain the pain. This event eventually led me to study Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sufism. Through readings and retreats, they taught me how to look within rather than out, to see beyond physicality rather than its surface. My focus on capturing the intangible yet concrete in my practice has originated from these experiences.
I am currently studying at the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London (MA Photography, Class of 2019). I hold a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC).