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Daniel’s work is an exploration of painting, the role of the artist and the studio and references the history of art in broadest cultural terms. Paintings and objects can present as both secular and devotional, abstract and figurative. His oil paintings often employ the notion of simple fictional landscapes as a trope upon which to hang the finished composition. His wooden polychrome structures and sculpture, while often wholy abstract, hint at religious and tribal iconography, faux spirituality and pseudoscience. In the studio the protracted act of making becomes allegory or parable; the work toys with the idea of artist as pilgrim or shaman searching for a suitable composition. Born in Greater Manchester in 1974 moving to Newquay Cornwall in 1995 where he is still currently based. Daniel studied painting at Falmouth School of Art.