"...Daniels’ method is about constraint and limitation. The shapes are clean, minimal, reduced, originating not from movement or gesture, but from external elements – signs, windows, objects. Yet through simplification (and often repetition) these shapes have become ambiguous and abstract. Bright, noisy, strong yet never harsh, these paintings explore specific shapes through assorted combinations of colour."


Born 1981, Harrogate, UK.
Lives and works in London


Royal Academy Schools
2005–2008 Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Art

Loughborough University
2001–2004 BA Hons Fine Art Painting, 2.1

Selected Group Exhibitions

Colour Flex, Terrace Gallery, London, June - July 2022.

Summer Reflection, JGM Gallery, London, June to October 2020.

Wells Art Contemporary, Bishop's Palace, Wells, October 2018 - Awarded Jgm Gallery Prize.

Approximated Sunlight, Tannery Arts Project Space, London, October to November 2017.

Tannery Arts Group Show, Tannery Arts Project Space, London, January - February 2017.

Saturation Point Open Studio, Acme Studios, London, September 2016.

Marmite Prize For Painting V, Block 336, London, June-july 2016 And Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland, July-september 2016.

Union Of Voices, Horatio Jr, London, December 2014

Electric Moon Candy, The Other Art Fair, London, April 2013

Artworks Open 2012, Artworks Project Space, London, August-september 2012

Smaller Than A Lemon, Angelica, High Wycombe, April 2011

Paperview, John Jones Project Space, London, May-july 2009

Royal Academy Show, Dover Arts Club, London, August 2008

Light Pollution, Chris Daniels And James Ryan, Rod Barton Invites, London, May 2008

On/Off, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy Of Arts, London, February 2008

Influx, Nolia’s Gallery, London, April 2007

Premiums, Royal Academy Of Arts, London, February 2007

Royal Academy Summer Show, Royal Academy Of Arts, London, June – August 2006

Graduate Show, Stroud House Gallery, Stroud, May 2005

A Generous Space, Hastings Contemporary, Hasting, November 2021 - April 2022

Quartet, JGM Gallery, London, January to March 2019.

Inside Job, Tate Modern Level 5, London, March 2018.

Precision of Thought, Se9 Container Gallery, London, April to May 2017.

Imperfect Reverse, Camberwell Space, London, October - November 2016, and Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge, November 2016 - January 2017.

Summer Mix, Turps Gallery, London, July 2016.

London Painting Survey, Blackhorse Lane Project Space, London, September 2015.

Julian Brown And Chris Daniels, The Mayor's Parlour, London, September - October 2013

National Open 2012, Motorcade/Flashparade, Bristol, December 2012

Creekside Open 2011, Selected By Phyllida Barlow/Dexter Dalwood, June 2011

Blood Orange, Art Daegu, Daegu, South Korea, June 2010

Salon 08, Vinespace, London, December 2008

Royal Academy Schools Show, Royal Academy Of Arts, London, June 2008

Ma Show, The Atkinson Gallery, Somerset, Februry-march 2008

Royal Academy Summer Show, Royal Academy Of Arts, London, June – August 2007
Awarded The British Institute Award

Straight Edge, La Viande Gallery, London, February 2007

La Viande Christmas Show, La Viande Gallery, London, December 2006

Mercury Music Art Prize, Hospital Gallery, London, April 2006
Shortlisted Prize

Selected Interviews

Saturation Point with Fiona Grady www.Saturationpoint.Org.Uk/Chris_daniels.Html