Craig Daniels

Colour, depth, composition, layered imagery and reworking of the negative space became a constant throughout the work of Craig Daniels. The artist enjoys capturing the expressionist energy within an image but in his recent practice, he has been moving away from the abstract to more recognisable pieces, whilst still retaining painterly qualities.

Interpretation of Daniels' work can be found between humour and light, with a blend of the naïve and melancholic, self-reflective darkness, beyond the literal and obvious. His works are ‘observations’: observations of the human condition; observations of the day to day thoughts that can become a fine thread which connects us all. His is the intention of a brief pause, a reflection and a bit of a think. But there is also, since 2018, more than a nod towards the culture of Japan, both contemporary and ancient.

(image: Self Portrait with Cockatoo, 2016)

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Recent exhibitions include
2022 Between Taxidermy & Hibiscus, Tacit Galleries, Melbourne 2019 Past Moments in Time, Tacit Galleries 2018 Sebastian & the Ghosts of the Old Edo Road, Tacit Galleries 2017 The Dogs What Kissed, Tacit Contemporary, Melbourne 2016 Wanderlust, Tacit Contemporary

2020 20[2020], Tacit Galleries, Melbourne 2019 Paperlicious, Red Gallery, Melbourne; Tesselaar Sculpture Prize, Victoria 2018 Red Stocking, Red Gallery; Tesselaar Sculpture Prize; The Exquisite Palette, St Luke, Melbourne; Line, Tacit Galleries 2017 All Teeth & Swagger, Red Gallery; Mingara Gallery, Phillip Island; Editions, Tacit Contemporary, Melbourne; Melbourne Garden & Flower Show 2016 Melbourne Garden & Flower Show; Mingara Gallery; Bella Arti Prize, Chapman & Bailey, Melbourne 2015 Mingara Gallery; Paper Pear Gallery, Wagga Wagga 2014 Mingara Gallery; Paper Pear Gallery