The work of artist Daniel Gordon is multicoloured, full of fruity shapes and vases, and organised into neat little tableau-like constructions. Combining found imagery from the internet with his own digitally drawn forms, Daniel uses both to create 3D scenes, which he then photographs with an 8 × 10 view camera. Changing the perspective and format of these works is a big part of his process as Daniel then dismantles the sculptures to use the parts in other pieces.
His take on collage is an extension of traditional cut-and-paste artworks and Daniel references other forms of art in his work through portraiture. His chosen subject matter of vessels, plants, fruit and veg is a nod to classic still life paintings, yet his colourful and playful approach makes each image more that just a static study..
We featured New York-based Daniel three years ago when his works were less complex and busy. Now, it feels Daniel has found a rhythm as his artworks are the careful balance of 2D and 3D elements that trick and excite the viewer. His most recent set of works were just on show at BolteLang in Zurich for a show called Hand, Select and Invert Layer.
About the Author
Rebecca became staff writer at It’s Nice That in March 2016 before leaving the company at the end of 2017. Before joining the company full time she worked with us on a freelance basis many times, as well as stints at Macmillan Publishers, D&AD, Dazed and frieze.