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Daniel Mullen

Daniel Mullen is Amsterdam based subjective architectural writer, Daniel Mullen, was born in Glasgow, Scotland 1985. He graduated in 2011 with a BFA in the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. Mullen has shown internationally; London, Vancouver, New York and most recently had hi s first museum show in Berlin. His work has also been acquired by prominent corporate and private collections.

About his work
As much as his paintings are all about light and space, they are also worried about materiality and surface. Juxtaposing the physicality of the work together with the proposal of space, Mullen manages to make complex yet sensitive images. Mullen is a dedicated craftsman who meticulously creates all of his jobs without mechanical or digital assistance. It’s precisely this illusion of a mass reproducibility that he seeks to highlight in an age of mass consumption. Mullen’s works appear to allude to ideas of escapism, possibly envisioning new worlds yet still discovering parallels within constructivism and even the shameful series by Frank Stella. Implementing paint with paper tape to raw canvas, Mullen handles to create layered images, constantly pushing the boundaries of perception. Mullen was recently short listed for the Aesthetica art prize and also the Royal Dutch Prize for Painting.