DANIEL MULLEN

 

Daniel Mullen is a Scottish artist who lives and works in Amsterdam, Holland. Daniel exclusively creates abstract paintings. He describes the backbone of his artistic influence as a mixture of Dutch architecture and formalistic, abstract painting. The architect Gerrit Rietveld, a leader of the De Stijl movement, held a critical role in the development of Daniel's aesthetic and imagery. Daniel has always sought to establish a sense of transparent weightlessness to his paintings, "the scale (of which) is left to the imagination of the viewer." While Daniel's paintings possess a certain surface reality, the entirety of their structure is impossible to fully realize. Daniel's artworks challenge our very idea of perception. After completing his degree in Fine Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, in 2012 Daniel went on to be nominated for the Buning Brongers Prize for painting and was also a finalist in the TV program The Nieuwe Rembrandt. Daniel has exhibited in Amsterdam, New York City, London and Berlin. In 2014 he was nominated for the Dutch Royal Prize for painting (koninklijke prijs for schilderkunst) and in 2016 he was long-listed for the Aesthetica Art Price.


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