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Dan Wheatley


Dan Wheatley

Dan Wheatley

Paint, Sculpture, Video/Audio, Drawing, Installation

Devon
United Kingdom


Galleries

Amy Project- Ten Weeks

Amy Project- Ten Weeks

Installation piece for Second year BA Fine Art show 'News From Nowhere' in the Royal William Yard, Plymouth May 2011. This piece is based on using material documenting some of the more intimate moments I have had with my daughter over the first ten weeks of her life.

Introduction

Dan Wheatley - Fine  Artist and Art & Design Lecturer at Plymouth College of Art.

PLEASE GO TO www.danwheatley.com TO VIEW A BROADER SPECTRUM OF MY  WORK. THIS INCLUDES FILM, SOUND AND INSTALLATION PIECES.

Statement

I am a Fine Artist and Art & Design Lecturer based in the South West of England. Having my roots in classicism, I have recently been exploring contemporary takes and methods working with old master paintings. I often work with a traditional approach to oil painting and drawing and have more recently been exploring this combined with experimental film and sound work; mixing film and two dimensional oil painting on canvas, exploring and progressing the possibilities of this fusion. Within a recent piece I have used a work by Caravaggio as my source material, ‘The calling of St. Matthew‘ in the Contarelli Chapel in San Luigi Dei Francesi, Rome. (also see ‘Supper at Emmaus’ piece within portfolio).

Having a great interest in art history and religious painting, I have at times attempted to address issues of faith, prayer, the eternal question of life in the context of death, and iconography within our lives today.

 I studied under the late Robert Lenkiewicz 2000-02, was a finalist of 'Not the Turner Prize' 2004, and studied Lucian Freud's techniques in Tate Britain's basement studios during the period of his retrospective in 2002. I also spent time working closely with my friend, the late painter Anthony Amos. Within my studies in the University of Plymouth, I focused on developing my understanding of how visual language works in our culture whilst experimenting and developing the possibilities of mixed media work. I graduated with a First Class Degree and won the Ben Hartley Fine Art Award 2012 for Outstanding Work .

At present I am lecturing and leading Art and Design within South West Art Warehouse. I also continue to further my own artistic developments within painting, sculpture and mixed media. I have worked as a self employed freelance artist, with over 12 years of business experience. Within this I specialise mainly in commissioned oil painting, portraiture, mural work which often includes Trompe l'oeil and interior design.

Contact Dan on 07773770625   www.danwheatley.com

Biography

 I studied under the late Robert Lenkiewicz 2000-02, was a finalist of 'Not the Turner Prize' 2004, and studied Lucian Freud's techniques in Tate Britain's basement studios during the period of his retrospective in 2002. I also spent time working closely with my friend, the late painter Anthony Amos. Within my studies in the University of Plymouth, I focused on developing my understanding of how visual language works in our culture whilst experimenting and developing the possibilities of mixed media work. I graduated with a First Class Degree and won the Ben Hartley Fine Art Award 2012 .

At present I am lecturing and leading Art and Design within South West Art Warehouse. I also continue to further my own artistic developments within painting, sculpture and mixed media. I have worked as a self employed freelance artist, with over 12 years of business experience. Within this I specialise mainly in commissioned oil painting, portraiture, mural work which often includes Trompe l'oeil and interior design.

Exhibitions and Prizes

2018

Cariads 1st Floor, Totnes

2013

Art Mill Summer Show, Plymouth

'Trompe l'oeil' Plymouth City Centre

2012

Plymouth University Degree Show

Awarded the Ben Heartley Fine Art Prize for outstanding work

Continuous group exhibitions within commercial galleries in St Ives, Totnes and Dartmouth, also Plymouth and Honiton.

The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London

The Ark Gallery- co-curator 

2011

‘Phases of Transition’ – Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University

‘Drawing Exhibition’- Gallery 101, Plymouth University

‘News from Nowhere’- Royal William Yard, Plymouth

Old Angel Studio open to public for summer show

Continuous combined exhibitions within commercial galleries in Dartmouth, St Ives, Totnes and Honiton.

2009

‘Reflections on Berlin’ 101, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University

2004

‘Not the Turner Prize’- the Mall Galleries, London

Solo show - Birdwood Gallery, Totnes

Totnes Open Studios

2003

Totnes Open Studios

2002

Solo show- Sherwell Centre, Plymouth University

Solo show - Birdwood Gallery, Totnes

Totnes Open Studio

2001

 

I am a Fine Artist and Art & Design Lecturer based in the South West of England. Having my roots in classicism, I have recently been exploring contemporary takes and methods working with old master paintings. I often work with a traditional approach to oil painting and drawing and have more recently been exploring this combined with experimental film and sound work; mixing film and two dimensional oil painting on canvas, exploring and progressing the possibilities of this fusion. Within a recent piece I have used a work by Caravaggio as my source material, ‘The calling of St. Matthew‘ in the Contarelli Chapel in San Luigi Dei Francesi, Rome. (also see ‘Supper at Emmaus’ piece within portfolio).

Having a great interest in art history and religious painting, I have at times attempted to address issues of faith, prayer, the eternal question of life in the context of death, and iconography within our lives today.