British artist Dan Baldwin bridges the gap between abstract and figurative painting to create a landscape that simultaneously reflects reality, the power of the imagination and the private, inner workings of his mind. His style has a unique aesthetic which is difficult to categorise. Working by instinct, it can change dramatically depending on the subject matter he is exploring and the emotions he is channelling. His integration of mixed media found objects over screen prints, acrylic and spray paint adds depth, clarity and balance. Despite the difference in medium, his creative process when working with ceramics is similar in its unabashed candour.
Dan was born in Manchester in 1972. He studied Communication Media at Eastbourne College of Art and Design, and received his BA in Communication Media and Illustration from Kent Institute of Art and Design, Maidstone. He lived in Brighton for twelve years and currently resides in the West Sussex countryside.
Baldwins superlative technique and conceptual brilliance position him at the forefront of the new Young British Artist movement. His work is internationally celebrated, championed and collected by an exclusive clientele, and he has exhibited his paintings, prints and ceramics around the world. He has enjoyed a stream of critically-lauded sell-out solo shows and set a record at Bonhams in February 2008 when his piece Apocalypse Wow The End of Everything sold for over £25,000. Publications featuring Baldwin and his work include Vogue, ELLE, I.D., Flair, The New Order, Art of England, Aesthetica, Style, Dazed and Confused, Modern Painters and Living Etc.