By profession, Daniel is a trainee architect and spends much of his time working around the country. He also likes travel overseas and explains that his artistic works are usually based on those travels. That they act as a snapshot, a travel diary represented in acrylics on canvas. Thus as an artist that uses his free-time seeking inspiration and developing his art, he feels more able to express in paint those significant memories he wishes to capture. Unconstrained by the pressures of delivering works to any time-scale but his own. He says how in the process of creating a work he may paint over a canvas multiple times, until it feels right, or even if a canvas is simply not working for him, scrap it altogether.
There is an absolute sense of free flowing freedom of style in Daniel’s works, that both juxtapose and compliment the straight lined rigidity of the urban landscapes he creates. Strong lines of perspective drawing the viewer down lamp-light doused streets, in search of illicit night-time urban adventures. Stunning representations of the exciting energy of dusky urban streets, and the life of the people who inhabit them, created in bold strokes of colour and dripping washes. Whether it be the streets of New York, Hull or any other cityscape, the desire to reach through the canvas and explore the world beyond is compelling. All of this belies a technique born of years of sketching his environment from an architectural perspective. Quickly being able to represent a vista in a matter of a few strokes of a pen, and thus capturing a moment on the fly for later contemplation.
Daniel has made a significant impact of the art scene of Hull. Which is an impressive achievement for someone who first ventured into the art world in 2013, with a work entitled NYC Skyline. His work continues to act as a diary and representation of his creative expression and interests.
You can catch Daniel’s Sole Exhibition tonight at Kardomah94, Alfred Gelder St, Hull, where he showcases a selection of large canvases capturing the dynamic streets, long vistas and scale of New York City. Facebook Event –> https://www.facebook.com/events/314565785554050/
Words Rich Sharp Wilson