About

Daniel graduated from BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design in 2009 at the University for the Creative Arts, and then gained an MA in Fine Art in 2015. Interested in notions of becoming and assemblage, Daniel's practice is a hybridisation of spatial design and fine art. Using structural objects and intuitive drawing processes, he develops work that explores and models new spatial possibilities.

When drawing, the first mark on the surface is heavily considered, and the second becomes a response to that, but whatever happens afterwards is purely responsive to the previous mark. Nothing but a pen and an inherent spatial instinct to serve as guides. His language of geometries becomes a tool to define a new composition and alters every time it is employed: a reapplication of previous decisions into new and different (drawn) situations, establishing a temporal continuity, a reterritorialization of the past into the present. When installing a site intervention, a series of sculptural objects are produced and assembled in-situ, responding to themselves and the immediate environment to form a new physical structure. Each installation operates via it's own programme, whilst also seeking to highlight or diminish the pre-existing. 

Daniel has exhibited widely across the South East in both group and solo shows, and has created work for organisations such as the Ramsgate Arts Festival, Cheriton Light Festival and the Folkestone Fringe. As well as producing and exhibiting his own work, he also curates events that continue to explore his research interests. Alongside his independent practice, Daniel pursues collaborative projects that operate between architecture and fine art and regularly teaches and facilitates workshops that push the boundaries of design-thinking. He is currently a Sessional Design Tutor for first year Architecture/Interior Architecture and Design students at the Canterbury School of Architecture. 

Education

2013 - 2015 // MA Fine Art, University for the Creative Arts
2006 - 2009 // BA(Hons) Interior Architecture and Design, University for the Creative Arts

Teaching

03/2018 - Present // Creative Tutor for National Saturday Club, University for the Creative Arts, Rochester
09/2016 - Present // Sessional Tutor for Stage01 Architecture, University for the Creative Arts
02/2016 - 03/2016 // Architecture Workshop Facilitator - National Saturday Club, University for the Creative Arts
09/2011 - 07/2012 // Sessional Tutor for Stage01 Interior Architecture and Design, University for the Creative Arts
10/2009 - 12/2009 // Graduate Teaching Assistant for Stage00 Interior Architecture and Design, University for the Creative Arts

Publications

2018, Urban Artscapes: Essays on Political, Social and Cultural Contexts (McFarland & Co Inc)
2016, ATV_0.2//RESO, exhibition catalogue (Self-Published)

Residency

13/06/2018 - 13/07/2018 // Artist in Residence for Prague Biennale (part of the Magic Carpets platform), Czech Republic.
01/09/2016 - 31/12/2016 // Artist in Residence for The Beaney Gallery and Museum, Canterbury

Exhibitions


SOLO SHOWS

2017, The Light-Mass Correlator - Brewery Tap, Folkestone
2016, The Same Space and Future Reflections or A Fourth Dimension TransitionThe Allotment, Margate
2013, Anomalies - Stepping Stone Studios, Maidstone

COMMISSIONS

2018, From the Air 2 - Block 67, Folkestone
2017, From the Air - Guildhall Street Folkestone (part of the Folkestone Triennial Fringe programme)
2016, ATV_0.2//RESO - CAOS Art Gallery, Venice, Italy
2016, Knowing Me, Knowing You - Cheriton Light Festival, Cheriton
2015, Winter Illuminations - Watts Gallery, Surrey (Workshop)
2013, Spatial Exposure - "Artscapes: Urban Art and the Public" Conference, University of Kent, Canterbury
2012, Qualia - Ramsgate Maritime Museum, Ramsgate (part of the Ramsgate Art Festival) 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2018, The Tomorrow People - Customs House: Urban Room, Folkestone
2016, The Spatialist - Plinth, Cliftonville/Margate (co-curated with Anna Maria Baranowska)
2014, Mapping - Brewery Tap, Folkestone
2014, The Fold - Brewery Tap, Folkestone
2013, A4C2 - Stepping Stone Studios, Maidstone
2013, Danna Project Founders Show - The Pie Factory, Margate
2013, A4C: A4 Art for Charity - Stepping Stone Studios, Maidstone
2012, Urban Narrative - Limbo Substation, Margate
2012, BodyScape03 - University of Kent, Canterbury
2011, Bodyscape01 - Arlington House, Margate

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

2017, The Ambient Mass - Brewery Tap, Folkestone
2016, After Melancholia - Godinton House, Ashford
2015, Satellite:1984 - Brewery Tap, Folkestone
2015, The Unprescribed House - Resort Studios, Margate
2014, All Things Vibrations - Brewery Tap, Folkestone (part of the Folkestone Triennial Fringe programme)
2013, Danna Project Founders Show 2 - The Parade Gallery, Margate

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017, Future Reflections - 21+27 Guildhall Street, Folkestone (as part of the Folkestone Triennial Fringe programme)
2017, Littoral Light 2 - Dumpton Gap beach, Ramsgate (as part of the Ramsgate Arts Festival)
2016, Littoral Light - Dumpton Gap beach, Ramsgate (as part of the Ramsgate Arts Festival)
2015, Graduate Show - University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury
2014, Interlude - 64 Tontine Street, Folkestone
2012, Danna Project + Friends - New Vision Gallery, Canterbury
2012, Ebbs&Flows - Limbo Substation, Margate
2011, POP_UP CITY - The Pie Factory, Margate
2011, A1 Open - Horsebridge Centre, Whitstable
2011, Revealing the Woodland - The Art Room, Ashford
2011, We are Studio#Two - The Pie Factory, Margate
2009, Free Range: Interior Architecture - The Old Truman Brewery, London

 

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