"...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
EducationRoyal Academy Schools
2005–2008 Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Art
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
Saturation Point with Fiona Grady www.Saturationpoint.Org.Uk/Chris_daniels.Html