William Daniels currently lives and works in London. He received his bachelor’s degree from Edinburgh College of Art and his master’s degree from Royal College of Art in London. Daniels’ exhibitions include I Cheer a Dead Man’s Sweetheart, De La Warr Pavilion; Inevitable Figuration, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Pecci di Prato; Mimesi Permanente, Fondazione Torino Musei; British Art Now, The Saatchi Gallery and The State Hermitage Museum St. Petersburg.
Archetypal dreams filtered through the lens of fashion, from pixels on screen to a rough analogue model of card and tape to be reconstituted in paint. Cardboard becomes a substitute for the gloss and sheen of the airbrushed fashion model, echoing glamour roughshod, challenging value systems and materialistic consumerism. Torn cardboard edges operate as expressive brushmarks within the lexicon of Painting, however slowed in the labour of their replication, time and desire become amplified.
Neue Alte Brücke opened in Frankfurt am Main, Germany in 2007. The gallery is engaged with emerging trends within contemporary art practice. In addition to its annual gallery events and exhibitions program, it regularly participates in numerous art fairs and is renowned for its discovery and introduction of emerging artists. Since its inauguration Neue Alte Brücke has presented the first commercial gallery solo exhibitions by Magnus Andersen, Nicolas Ceccaldi, Simon Fujiwara, Yngve Holen, Julien Nguyen, Philipp Timischl and Anna Zacharoff.