Daniel Mullen

Daniel Mullen

Amsterdam based abstract architectural painter, Daniel Mullen, was born in Glasgow, Scotland 1985. He graduated in 2011 with a BFA from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. Mullen has exhibited internationally; London, Vancouver, New York, Sao Paulo and recently had his first museum show in Berlin. His work has also been acquired by notable private and corporate collections. He was recently shortlisted for the Aesthetica art Prize.

 

About his work


By applying glazed layers in combination with hard-edge painted lines, Mullen creates layered images that figuratively communicate abstract concepts. When creating illusionistic forms he can, to some degree, illustrate an abstract idea or phenomenon, turning abstraction on its head. Driven by a sense that abstract art does not simply reproduce perceived outward reality but can be instead a transference of that which lies beyond our visual comprehension. It’s an artistic form -- if one follows Kandinsky's take -- that is the result of “an inner necessity”. Mullen creates a complex affect that manages to suggest the incarnation of something grand and vast yet also perhaps just that; a suggestion and not a reality. An illusion, and not the truth. As a devoted craftsman who meticulously creates all of his work without digital or mechanical aids, he still manages to create the impression of reproducibility, which is precisely what he seeks to highlight in an era of mass consumption.

 

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HIGHLIGHTS

 

 

 

Series  Interaction - Quadriptych, 2019, Acrylic on canvas

 

 

Series  Interaction - Pulse No 12 and 13, 2019

 

 

Series  Interaction - Title: 755, 2018

 

 

Series Interaction - Pulse No 13, 2019

 

 

Series  Interaction: Title, 756, 2018

 

 

Series Future Monuments - Augmenting Space, 2015

 

 

Series Future Monuments - Tower, 2015

 

 

Series Future Monuments - Colossal Ascension, 2015

 

 

Series Future Monuments - Perpetual Symmetry, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Series Future Monuments - Constructing the Horizon, 2015

 

 

Artworks

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