When art and poetry meet
Danique Gimbrère, better known as Danica Gim, creates abstract art that reflects her internal emotions and experiences. She approaches her creative process with a spontaneous and intuitive mindset, disregarding traditional techniques and focusing solely on what feels authentic to her in the moment. By utilizing a combination of soft earth tones and vibrant primary colors, she aims to evoke the color palette of her memories of growing up in the Netherlands. This results in a raw and unconstructed style that creates a dream-like quality where the details are not entirely in focus.
Danique's subjects explore the complexities of womanhood, religion, sexuality, and cultural clashes, inviting the viewer to engage with their own emotions and experiences. Her art is deeply personal and draws from her own struggles and triumphs. Through her work, she hopes to shed light on the experiences of those who have faced similar struggles and to promote greater understanding and empathy.
Though Danique has been painting since her early teens, her public artistic journey started in 2017 when she started sharing her poetry on Instagram as Danica Gim. In less than a year the account gained tens of thousands of followers worldwide, making Danica Gim her better known pen name and her poetry famous all over the internet. Her work has been praised for her relatable lines as she writes about love, heartbreak and the struggle of starting over. Her poetry debut ‘Morningstar Musings’ was published a year after she started sharing her work online. In 2019 she started combining her words with her own art work, launching her online popularity to new heights. Her work has been bought/reposted by Britney Spears, Doutzen Kroes, Dove Cameron, and many others.