THE FEAR OF LETTING GO
A New Collection of Paintings, Bronzes and Ceramics by Dan Baldwin
Lawrence Alkin Gallery, Soho London: 1 October – 14 November 2015
Press & Private View: Wednesday, 30 September 2015
I’ve really enjoyed his work, it’s fascinating’
- Sir Peter Blake.
‘Your art is really dense... I love it “
- Shepard Fairey.
British artist Dan Baldwin has been creating mixed media art works for 20 years. Within his works, Baldwin creates a dream-like landscape that simultaneously reflects reality, the power of the imagination and the private, inner workings of his own mind. The content of Baldwin's work changes dramatically depending on the subject matter he is exploring and the emotions he is channelling as he creates each piece.
Following on from the success of his 2014 New York solo show, The End Of Innocence, in October London’s Lawrence Alkin Gallery launches Dan’s new collection ‘The Fear of Letting Go’, Baldwin’s most personal and autobiographical work to date.
Baldwin has exhibited his paintings, prints and ceramics around the world, enjoying a stream of sell-out solo shows and has had work included in art fairs in Basel, Miami, L.A, Tokyo, San Francisco, London and New York. His work can be found within the collections of Jake Chapman, Liam Howlett, Jo Whiley, Petra Ecclestone, Holly Willoughby, Sir Ronald Cohen, Shepard Fairey and Alison Mosshart.
About the Artist
Dan Baldwin was born in Manchester in 1972. He studied Communication Media at Eastbourne College of Art and Design with commendation and received his BA with Honours in Communication Media from Kent Institute of Art and Design, Maidstone. He lived in Brighton for twelve years and currently resides in the West Sussex countryside.
In 2008, he featured in Bonham’s first urban art auction, gaining a record price for the sale of Apocalypse Wow - The End of Everything when the piece sold for more than £25,000. In 2014, Baldwin also collaborated with the internationally acclaimed singer Paolo Nutini, creating five record covers for his singles from his no1 album Caustic Love 2014. In the last 3 years Dan has raised over £50,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust and the British Heart Foundation.