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Blake Daniels

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Birth year

Lives in
Savannah, USA

Works in
Johannesburg, SA


SAIC (School of the Art Institute of Chicago), 2013, BFA
University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg SA, 2012, BA

Representing galleries

Blake, daniels, Beers Contemporary, johannesburg, abstract, figurative, South Africa, curator, arc, Caribbean, abstract, figurative, sculpture, mixed-media, installation, realism, landscape, modern, traditional, exhibition/performance


Blake Daniels (b. 1990 Cincinnati, USA) is an American artist living and working in Savannah and Johannesburg. His paintings depict bodies and spaces that are constantly being altered, dislocated, and fragmented through the internalization of the socially built history they experience. Reconfiguring figure and ground relations on the painting surface, Daniels is able to account for the inherent hybridism that has arisen between representation and abstraction. This shift within Daniels paintings speaks to larger postcolonial conditions, contesting notions of pure race, gender, language and nationality. Daniels employs a number of historic painting process to reconfigure the history they document, inventing a wild and playful, yet astutely dark conception of his observed world.

Recent Exhibits

Blake Daniels participated in these exhibits:

Nov, 2014 100 Painters of Tomorrow - London
Beers Contemporary
Jul, 2014 Leisure: Blake Daniels & Blair Whiteford
Fresh Exhibitions
Aug, 2013 Mapping the Abstract
Beers Contemporary
Mar, 2012 Assemble
The Carousel Space Project
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