Delineation

Delineation

May 7, 2022 - June 5, 2022

Delineation is Daniel Chen's latest collection of oil paintings chronicling his travels to and memories of places like Taipei, Paris, Portland and San Francisco - places he loves and holds dear, like an old faded photograph.

The works trick the mind’s eye with their abstract geometric rendering of city- and landscapes that become more amorphous the nearer you get to them. Chen likens this to human memories, which are fallible. They hold hard engrained truths that often become hazy and blurred through time.

Daniel Chen

Daniel Chen is an oil painter based in San Francisco. His body of work explores the way technology has affected our visual language and shapes the way we think and remember the past. He holds a BFA from Academy of Art University and an MFA from California College of the Arts.

Dreamstate

Daniel Chen examines the fuzziness of memory in this Taipei street scene.

Exodus

Exodus by Daniel Chen is an ode to childhood pastimes, baseball fans, the city of San Francisco and the Giants.


Analog

Analog

May 7, 2022 - June 5, 2022

Analog is an artist's visual chronicle of the swinging tides of the global pandemic. Daniel Chen did not cope well in the beginning, living alone and consumed by negative thoughts compounded by the news cycle and societal upheaval. He attempted to numb himself through a fog of escape but the more he curtailed his inner dialog, the louder it became.

This collection of paintings exhibits his personal journey through shelter-in-place, and his eventual acceptance of things that are out of his control. Chen created each of the paintings with a set grid, which he used to study color, balance, and cadence. The body of work is a progression of emotions that shift from darkness to light.

Note: Analog was originally scheduled for 2021 but canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. We present it alongside his 2022 exhibition, Delineation.

Daniel Chen

Daniel Chen is an oil painter based in San Francisco. His body of work explores the way technology has affected our visual language and shapes the way we think and remember the past. He holds a BFA from Academy of Art University and an MFA from California College of the Arts.


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