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Daniel Fleur

(Lemera, 1992)

Fleur is a painter who lives and works in Malmö, Sweden. The artist is known for the way he examines the merging of the digital and the physical. By using various combinations of textured brushstrokes, loose washes, distinct graphic lines, and different canvases, the works embody a genre of painting that explores the organization of social space in the digital age. Each painting contains elements of representation and abstraction and resembles both pictorial landscapes and gestural abstractions. Marks swarm and dissolve, spaces grow and collapse, and layers weave and pull apart. These paintings require different types of looking at different moments, and from different vantage points. They remind us that our field of perception is itself fractured and ambivalent.

"I work with paintings in which the merging of the digital and the physical has a clear presence. 

Using various combinations of textured brushstrokes, loose washes, distinct graphic lines, and different canvases, the works embody a genre of painting that explores the organization of social space in the digital age.

 

One of my focus points is the translation of information and the changes that occurs when the works operate in both the digital and the physical space and alternately oscillate between

dematerialization and materialization. The works often hang in the balance between the abstract and the figurative and are based on how the digital screens we use daily affect how we look at images.

 

Another focus point is the physical considerations of the painting practice, which emphasizes the canvas's convention as a window. I use canvases with different textures and opacity

properties. The canvas attached to the stretcher bar may appear as a window through which we can view a landscape or a room. In a literal way, the paintings depict one of the fundamental problems of painting: the balance between depth and surface."