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Daniel Clarke

New York, United States

24 Works exhibited on Kooness

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Works by Daniel Clarke

He spoke of Butterflies


Paintings , Oil

150 x 120cm

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Paintings , Wood

73 x 57cm

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Composition 11


Sculpture , Wood

70 x 30 x 4cm

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Composition 8


Sculpture , Wood

76 x 37 x 12cm

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Glossary of Terms


Paintings , Wood

109 x 83cm

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August (A Kingdom)


, Wood , Bas-relief

65 x 56cm

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Naming of the Dead


, Wood , Bas-relief

76 x 76cm

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My Trembling Hand


, Wood , Bas-relief

35 x 32cm

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Purple Flattery


Paintings , Acrylic , Charcoal

46 x 38cm

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Daniel Clarke is an American artist, born in New York in 1971. He is a painter, sculptor and also works in multiples: lithographs and xylogravures. During his first year of university, he chose mathematics as his major. Drawing was one of his secondary subjects. Very quickly, this practice became obvious. He decided to make it his speciality and obtained a BA in painting from Yale University in 1993.   
Daniel Clarke exhibits throughout Europe and the United States. His work has been shown at prestigious art fairs in France, Italy, Belgium, Germany and the United States. They are included in several private and public collections, notably the National Gallery of Art in Washington and the Maeght Foundation in Saint Paul de Vence.  
His work has been the subject of several catalogues enriched by the analyses of leading art critics including Anna Lisa Rimmando, Monteburan, Moritz Sheyer, Richerd Leydier, Anne Malherbe, Gwilherm Perthuis and Helen Carey.   
From his earliest exhibitions, Daniel Clarke established himself as a figurative artist. His paintings and drawings feature people from his surroundings, family and friends, which he paints from photographs. He is keen to faithfully reproduce the general impression, both in form and in atmosphere. Far from wanting to reproduce like a copy, he uses the photograph as a basis for introducing his own sensitivity.  He brings to light a form of gentle intimacy of everyday life, almost banal in its simplicity, mixed with strangeness. His characters, as if caught in a suspended time, seem turned in on themselves, in a form of reverie, of introspection. This apparent calm, this almost disturbing absence from the viewer's gaze, is highlighted by vibrant colours that catch the eye. These pastels and oil paintings touch by their assumed freshness and the strength of their compositions.  
For several years now, in Daniel Clarke's work, a process of detachment from the representation of a visible reality has been gradually taking place. He feels the need to listen, to attach himself to the figures, forms and ideas that manifest themselves in his mind. Little by little, his work moves from the figurative to a freer, less narrative expression. At the same time, the artist carries out a process of introspection, which leads to the emergence of images, ideas and thoughts, linked to her family history and the country of origin of her ancestors, Ireland.  Everything is intertwined, family memory, Irish history, its myths and legends, the human condition in a more general way. Nevertheless, his compositions are less the result of a starting idea than of the progressive manifestation of a subject through graphic execution. In his studio, he surrounds himself with objects that feed his creative imagination. He relies on an assiduous practice of drawing on paper, his favourite material, as a necessary step in his creative process. This work, free of any preconceived creative thought, takes the artist into the representation of a universe, for us mysterious, that we could qualify neither as figurative nor abstract. The forms cross the canvas, as if they had left an imprint on it, as if the work had left the frame. It leaves the viewer free to find a meaning, to connect with a sensation, an emotion, to recognise himself or to discover the artist himself.   

Now I Live Here, Galerie 21Contemporary, Nice Villa Saint Cyr, Bourg-la-Reine, catalogue
La Petite Galerie, Lyon 2019
Galerie Eidolon, Paris
Galerie Françoise Besson, Lyon, catalogue 2018
Françoise Besson Gallery, Lyon 2017
Yohann Gallery, Paris
Planthouse, New-York City, USA 2016
Françoise Besson Gallery, Lyon 2015
Artist Invited, Los Angeles, California, USA 2013
Françoise Besson Gallery, Lyon, catalogue 
Pierrick Touchefeu Gallery, Sceaux, 2012
Françoise Besson Gallery, Lyon, catalogue 2011
Château Saint Marcel de Felines, Saint Marcel de Felines
 Ladiray Gallery, London, Great Britain, catalogue 2010
Hohenthal und Bergen, Berlin, Germany 2009
Galerie Françoise Besson, Lyon, Catalogue 2008
Jérome Ladiray Gallery, Rouen
Gallery IUFM Confluences, Lyon, catalogue 2007
Françoise Besson Gallery, Lyon, Catalogue 2006
The Grenfell Press, New-York City, USA Galerie Eric Mirché, Paris
Irish Cultural Center, Paris 2005
Françoise Besson Gallery, Lyon

Collectionneur Cambrioleur, Suquet des Artistes, Cannes ArtParis, Galerie Françoise Besson
Miss Democracy, Planthouse Gallery, New-York City
MAPRAA, Daniel Clarke & Florence Reymond, Lyon
EAB Fair, Planthouse, New York City USA ArtParis, Grand Palais, Paris
ArtParis, Grand Palais, Paris
Jack Geary Contemporary, Dallas Art Fair, Texas, USA Planthouse Gallery, Art Show Today, New-York City
Colas Foundation, Boulogne Billancourt, catalogue Devenir Arbre, 10 years, Galerie Françoise Besson
Drawing Now, Paris, Galerie Françoise Besson
Drawing Now, Paris, (solo exhibition), Galerie Françoise Besson Galerie Pierrick Touchefeu, group exhibition, Bernini, Passeux & Reymond
Salon du Dessin, Paris, Galeries Besson & Ladiray
Arte Fiera, Bologna, Italy, Gallery Hohenthal und Bergen
Art on Paper, Brusselle, Belgium, Galerie Françoise Besson, Galerie Placido, Paris Les Rencontres au Jardin du Hauvel, Calvados

Scope Miami, Florida, USA, Gallery Hohenthal und Bergen Art Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe Germany, Gallery Hohenthal und Bergen Scope Basel, Basel, Switzerland, Galleries Françoise Besson & Hohenthal Salon du Dessin Contemporain, Paris, Galerie Françoise Besson Gala for the Rotunda Hospice, Dublin Ireland
Antoine Marin Prize, Arcueil
RHA 179th annual exhibition, Dublin Ireland
Scope Basel, Basel, Switzerland Galerie Françoise Besson
Multiples/paper exhibitions, Lyon, Galerie Françoise Besson, catalogue Show-off, Paris, Galerie Jérome Ladiray
Docks Art Fair, Lyon, Galerie Françoise Besson
RHA 178th annual exhibition, Dublin, Ireland Slick, Galerie Jérome Ladiray, Paris Novembre à Vitry, Vitry

Maeght Foundation, Saint-Paul de Vence
Artothèque d'Annecy
Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Artothèque de Lyon, Bibliothèque Municipale
 National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA University of Connecticut, CT USA
Union College, NY, USA
Skidmore College, NY, USA
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI USA Occidental College, LA USA
Yale University, CT USA

Long Island, Steidl Verlag, 2021  ; interview Diana Michener

Loaded, Galerie Françoise Besson, 2019 ; interview Annalisa Rimmaudo

Cahier de Crimée N° 15, Matter 2013

Ladiray Gallery, 2011 ; Interview Jim Dine

Cahier de Crimée N° 12, Bootleg Vol 1, 2011

Beaux-Arts Magazine N° 307, janvier 2010

www.sub-yu.fr, février 2010

True Love Never Dies, Galerie Françoise Besson, 2009 ; interview Marc Desgranchamps

Recent work, catalogue 2009

Semaine 44.09, Alchimie du Papier

Red, Yello & Blue, catalogue IUFM, 2008

ArtPress magazine, N° 307, 319, 323 & 350

"My favorite Things" Mac de Lyon, 2006, Richard Leydier

Award for work in ceramics, Conseil Général du Val de Marne, 2008

Award for work on paper, Pierre David-Weill, Institut de France, 2006