When I started trying to promote my own artwork online I kept coming across other people's art that amazed or compelled me in one way or another. This blog has been a way for me to practice thinking and writing about art, as well as learning more about my peers and all the incredible art that is being made out there.

Search for an Artist on this blog (or cut and paste from the list at the bottom of this page)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Daniel Dove

"Kells"  34" x 54"  oil on canvas  2010

"Exploded View"  oil on canvas  50" x 68"  2009

"Volcano"  oil on canvas  48" x 96"  2007

"Wireherd"  oil on canvas  72" x 96"  2007

"Vanishing Point"  oil on canvas  66" x 96"  2010
Daniel Dove's work recently received a special spotlight and review in New American Paintings #95. It's a well deserved honor for an enormously impressive painter. These monumentally sized canvases capture both the grandeur and decay of the modern urban landscape. And somehow implied in this, there seems to be a metaphor for the grandeur and decay of painting itself. His work is clearly rooted in the representational but embraces abstraction. And while the work is refreshingly (to me) narrative, the images work as simple visual constructs. I apologize if my language sounds more like pretentious art-babble than usual but I'm really at a loss for words.  And so I guess I really don't have much more to say, other than I highly recommend looking through the rest of the work on his website: danieldove.com

No comments:

Post a Comment