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 and most recently had his first museum show in Berlin. His work has also been acquired by notable private and corporate collections.
About his work
As much as his paintings are about space and light, they are also concerned with materiality and surface. Juxtaposing the physicality of the work with the suggestion of space, Mullen manages to create complex yet sensitive images. Mullen is a devoted craftsman who meticulously creates all of his work without digital or mechanical aids. It is precisely this illusion of a mass reproducibility that he seeks to highlight in an era of mass consumption. Mullen’s works seems to allude to notions of escapism, possibly envisioning new worlds yet still finding parallels within constructivism and even the black series by Frank Stella. Applying paint with paper tape to raw canvas, Mullen manages 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.