Daan Van Golden

5 Dec 2008 – 1 Feb 2009

Camden Arts Centre

England, United Kingdom


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  • 13
  • Finchley Road, Hampstead

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Renowned and celebrated in The Netherlands since the 1960s, Daan van Golden opens his first solo exhibition in the UK at Camden Arts Centre. In his meticulously executed paintings and photographs he seeks out beauty in the insignificant, using motifs from everyday life and themes from the history of art. The exhibition includes over thirty paintings from the 1960's to the present and a number of photographs with a selection from the series 'Youth is an art', images van Golden took of his daughter as she was growing up from 1978 — 1996. Van Golden's style is based on appropriation, using motifs such as decorative wallpaper and fabric, and later from the history of art. He paints these images and forms with meticulous precision, achieving an eccentrically flawless surface. These translations cross over a broad range of art strategies — from pop and photorealism to structural and conceptual art, minimalism to abstraction.

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