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Daniel Preece

 

My recent paintings use the city as a starting point to explore formal issues of geometry and colour and to express the excitement and dynamism of the city.

These recordings from high and oblique vantage points hover between abstraction and figuration. They have evolved from a pictorial landscape tradition, working directly from observation.

My intention is to encourage the viewer to consider the city differently and I hope lead them to reassess their daily surroundings with a different eye.

Born in 1970. Studied at Chelsea School of Art 1988–89 and the Slade School of Fine Art 1989-93. Given a Boise Scholarship to travel and make work in the USA in 1995 – 96. Work has been included in exhibitions with Angela Flowers ‘Small is Beautiful’ and John Martin ‘Altitude’ at Ashurst in 2006. Sarah Myerscough, ‘Subjective’ in 2005 and Five New Artists at Purdy Hicks in 2002.

The most been recent commissions have been for Bayer plc and the Topland Group. His work is in both private and public collections including University College London, Bayer plc, Unilever plc and the Canary Wharf Group.

 

www.danielpreece.co.uk


Panorama (The City from Angel Court) - oil on canvas, 112cm x 310cm, 2006

Red Road (From Peckham Library) - oil on canvas, 165cm x 182cm, 2006