Current Gallery: Personal_Space (10 pieces)
This bold collection of works from artist Daniel Nolan is divided into two distinct series; figurative portraits and abstract expressionism. Both pull from his personal experience and life situations reflecting his feelings, visions, passions and struggles from September 2009 through January 2010. Each daring portrait and abstract piece is pseudo-autobiographical. The final image is a culmination of modern elements brought forth by a creative method called the “pour technique” wherein faces and images unfold over time as the resin is poured on to the canvas. By doing this, Daniel is enabling the layers, colors, and organic flow of the resin to tell the story. The previous layer “dictates” to him what the next layer will be. It is both a natural and surprisingly vivid progression based on experiences with others and self. This innovative technique also allows Daniel to detach from the conscious and simply create, allowing color and texture to transfer emotion and energy to the piece and ultimately the viewer. The color selection, placement, and intensity of texture on the abstracts is determined the instant the resin is applied. There is no advanced planning with exception to the overall geometric approach. Despite the uniquely effective outcome, there is one challenge in working with resin. Time. Each layer must be worked quickly before curing begins. Once it does, the resin cannot be easily manipulated. In addition, each layer must cure for 24 hours prior to applying the next layer. This labored technique requires the daily summoning of emotions that were felt at the artwork's initial inception. The same passions and emotions are lived and relived for several weeks until the painting is complete thus ensuring continuity with every piece. As a result, this "Personal Space" exhibition challenged Daniel's level of self awareness, self knowledge, and the ability to emotionally communicate consistently over time. It is a psychological catharsis; one that effectively conveys the deeply personal journey on each piece and provides a peek into the artist’s inner life. Daniel's own words describe it best; “I find myself in the ‘flow’ when I create the resin pieces. It is a trance like state where my inhibitions are released and my true self emerges. I no longer feel separate from the painting but part of the painting, or rather, the painting is an extension of me at that specific moment in time. This allows me to re-experience current and past emotions honestly.” December 2009
"Acceptance"  (2009) by danielnolan
  • Personal Space Personal Space
from $ 17
  • Sunrise Sunrise
from $ 19
  • Waking Up Waking Up
from $ 22
  • Decision Decision
from $ 18
  • Acceptance Acceptance
from $ 19
  • Conquest Conquest
from $ 18
  • Developing Confidence Developing Confidence
from $ 18
  • Declaration of Independence Declaration of Independence
from $ 17
  • Daydream Daydream
from $ 17
  • Carnival Carnival
from $ 15