When I got into Stolen Space, I was immediately caught by the sense of freshness in Arth Daniel’s execution of the medium of oil paint – the large canvases stood right there on the walls, the colors were anything but attractive, the illustrations, some of you do not see very often.
After a closer look to Arth’s works, I wasn’t surprised that he was ranked amongst the top 20 international portraits artists and was now convinced that his approach to portraits representation was something unique, something he acquired through his explorations of various art influences: fine, traditional and street art.
Arth Daniels offers a fascinating optical playground to his viewers obtained by a clever mish mash of influences in his portraits where pieces seem to have been assembled together to give a unique and fresh view of facial expressions enhanced by quirky objects.
You may find yourself giving a step back or just a raised eyebrow while looking at these faces but you quickly befriend them and find them if anything happy faces and wish them well.
Tired of the National Portrait Gallery? This exhibition is for you.
‘Itsa Bitsa, Face and Bone’ exhibition runs until the 9th May at Stolen Space