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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Exhbitions at Tacit include

2022 Between Taxidermy & Hibiscus


2018 Sebastian & the Ghosts of the Old Edo Road


Exhibition history
2022 Between Taxidermy & Hibiscus, Tacit Art, Melbourne
2019 Past Moments in Time, Tacit Art

2018 Sebastian & the Ghosts of the Old Edo Road, Tacit Art  
2017 The Dogs What Kissed, Tacit Art, Melbourne
2016 Wanderlust, Tacit Art

2020 20[2020], Tacit Art, Melbourne
Paperlicious, Red Gallery, Melbourne
Tesselaar Sculpture Prize, Victoria
2018 Red Stocking, Red Gallery
Tesselaar Sculpture Prize
The Exquisite Palette, St Luke, Melbourne
Line, Tacit Art 
2017 All Teeth & Swagger, Red Gallery
Mingara Gallery, Phillip Island
Editions, Tacit Art, 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