“I’ve always wanted my work to be about life, and within that it can go anywhere.”
Dan Baldwins dreamlike allegorical canvasses evoke ideas of nostalgia and memory, innocence and love - Sometimes incorrectly described as ‘the fine line between the sinister and the beautiful’ -birds, interiors, symbolism , memory and an endless stream of imagery, both photorealistic and cartoon combining real mixed media pieces from war and childhood often aiming to capture a personal yet impersonal atmospheric feeling.
Baldwin nods back to Hockney, Rauschenberg and Bacon, but with a definitive ‘now’ attitude. Elements of clean graphic design with the looseness of expressionism reflect his background studying communication media (1990/1995) at both Eastbourne College of Art & Design, and the kent Institute of Art - (Maidstone ) where he received commendation on both courses. 25 years of output are evident in his ability to flip between ceramics, bronze, works on paper, painting ,or film - His first film project being completed for his show at the Lawrence Alkin gallery; 'Fear of Letting Go', September 30-November 14, 2015.
He is collected by a growing international clientele of notable celebrities and collectors and has featured in art fairs worldwide, as well as sell out solo shows in Paris,NYC, L.A, London, Newcastle, & Brighton , he has appeared in all major art fairs.