dan baldwin

In Print

Saatchi Gallery, London

3 – 31 September 2016

The Saatchi Gallery is proud to present an exhibition that focuses upon the printed works of Baldwin. The exhibition includes prints published throughout the artist’s career. A new print, Human, has been published to coincide with this exhibition and is the result of a collaboration between the artist, the Saatchi Gallery and the Jealous Print Studio. The exhibition also includes lavish screen prints published by CCA Galleries since 2011. Most works are available for purchase with the exception of a few early works kindly loaned by private collectors.

Dan Baldwin is a critically acclaimed and successful British contemporary artist whose works continue to be collected and coveted across the world. Throughout his career the artist has released limited edition prints. These prints have echoed and reflected the evolution observable in the production of his original works. As the artist has explored the possibilities of painting and creating assemblages, sculpture and ceramic works; so he has also built up a formidable body of work in print.

Hope in Hell
75 x 73.5 cm
Silkscreen print with 22 colours and glazes

“I really like making the pieces that don’t have any perspective, that are more musical. Because everything has to balance perfectly it’s about movement, form and feeling. The lack of perspective allows your eye to bounce off every colour and every element”.

EVENTS TO WATCH OUT FOR

Baldwin is not afraid to wrestle with the ‘big questions’ of human existence. Symbols of death, life and love pervade his work. Recurring motifs include skeletons, swallows, crucifixes, children’s story book illustrations, spiders, robins, trees, knives, flowers and cartoon characters.

 

The artist often creates dense layers of imagery and has likened the process to music, “…starting with a beat and building up the layers until the harmony is right”. Quite often the manifold images result in a composition that is both figurative and abstract.

About the Artist

 

Dan Baldwin was born in Manchester in 1972, graduated from the Kent Institute of Art & Design and now lives & works in Sussex, UK.

 

The artist has exhibited around the world with sell-out solo exhibitions in London, Los Angeles and New York. His work has featured in Vogue, Elle, Dazed and Confused, Modern Painters and I.D.

Love
112 x 115 cm
Silkscreen print with 24 colours, embossing,  gold leaf and diamond dust

Human
50 x 70 cm
Screenprint in 2 colours

Death at the Parade
73.5 x 73.5 cm
Silkscreen print with 24 colours and glaze

In 2008 the artist featured in Bonham’s first urban art auction with ‘Apocalypse Wow – The End of Everything’ selling for more than £25,000. His work is in the permanent collections of Damien Hirst, Jake Chapman, House of St Barnabas, the Groucho Club, Sir Ronald Cohen and the Café Royal London.

Cherry Blossom I
80 x 86 cm
Silkscreen print with glazes

Anomie
119 x 120 cm
Silkscreen print with gold leaf, embossing  and glazes

Baldwin has stated that his works are “…about the fine line between the sinister and the beautiful”.