About the artist
1960: Was born in Filadelfia
Dan Walsh (Philadelphia, 1960) studied at the Philadelphia
College of Art and at the Hunter College, New York, city where he lives and
work uses geometric forms, such as rectangles, circles, squares or lines arranged
on the canvas in a non obvious way, playing with the viewer´s optical
is involved into the creative process to create a painting, he still believes in
the importance on the process of the
work in order to have a correct comprehension of the painting.
The use of
bright colours and flat brushstrokes creating monochrome grounds envolving the colour lines open his work to different lectures.
These paintings can be architectural
diagrams like empty rooms with many doorways and corridors. They can also be
considered simple units increasing from little boxes to big rooms, or buildings
to cities or labyrinths. The interpretation of the works can be so open that sometimes
it is not clear whether the view is frontal or aerial.
impression may be happy and light but on a closer examination the viewer can
see a rigorous and individual intellect at work here.