Darkly surreal, Dan Baldwin's The Marriage is reminiscent of Joan Miro's evocative abstract paintings. Symbols, shapes and colour collide in a hanging mobile of images, creating layers of meaning that hover at the edge of definition.
'I really like making the pieces that don't have any perspective, that are more musical, because everything has to balance perfectly. The Marriage is a good example; it's about movement, form and feeling. It's hard to put your finger on it, but I think it's about two forms clashing, like a man and a woman, and creating life. I think you can look for longer and the abstract compositions, they have a weird effect on you visually; the lack of perspective allows your eye to bounce off every colour and every element.'
The Marriage is a signed silkscreen print from artist Dan Baldwin, available in a limited edition of 50.
Size (cm): 78 x 86
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Medium: Silkscreen, Print
Edition Type: Limited Edition
Edition Size: 50
Size (cm): 78 x 86
Image Size (cm): 60 x 72
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About the artist
Sinister yet beautiful, the work of contemporary artist Dan Baldwin addresses big ideas: from the political to the religious, from innocence to experience, Baldwin’s fierce aesthetic is no wallflower. A modern take on object trouvé, Baldwin explores the use of the ‘real’ in his work. In the past, he has incorporated fragments of Iraqi and American currency, vintage crucifixes, and real bullets to press on the fine line between art and reality.
Blending the abstract with the figurative, Baldwin’s work sits at the intersection of reality and fantasy. Frequently recurring motifs – from skeletons to swallows, flowers to firearms, crucifixes to cartoon characters – are often contradictory, juxtaposed to create an uncomfortable visual paradox.
Today, Baldwin's work is well-known as a collectable sensation and is exhibited across the world. He has worked with a range of global brands, from Max Factor to Paolo Nutini, and his work is owned by a number of notable collectors including Damien Hirst.