Danielle Morse (°1972, Chicago, United States) makes paintings and drawings. By taking daily life as subject matter while commenting on the everyday aesthetic of her own values, Morse creates intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles. By applying abstraction, she often creates work using creative game tactics, but these are never permissive. Play is a serious matter: during the game, different rules apply than in everyday life and even everyday objects undergo transubstantiation. Her works directly respond to the surrounding environment and uses everyday experiences from the artist as a starting point. Often these are framed instances that would go unnoticed in their original context. With a conceptual approach, she tries to approach a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way, likes to involve the viewer in a way that is sometimes physical and believes in the idea of function following form in a work. Her works doesnt reference recognisable form usually. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted.