Wiels - Daan van Golden: Apperception14/12/2011
Daan van Golden
28 January - 29 April 2012
WIELS presents the first retrospective of Dutch artist Daan van Golden in Belgium. This exhibition will present the various facets of his work, through a selection of major works and others which have never yet been exhibited, and will illustrate the singularity of this visionary artist. Although he has worked since the early 60s, Daan van Golden has produced a limited body of work, resulting from his 'meditative' painting process which favors slowness and concentration.
In his work, Daan van Golden appropriate fragments of reality which he meticulously reproduces. The artist's gaze captures details, often minute, of the visible world in order to reveal, almost magically, hidden forms. Through these 'revelations,' the art of van Golden transcends reality. The visual experiences to which the artist invites us form the basis of a conception of art intimately connected to life, by making us perceive the extraordinary in the ordinary. Even if he has been associated with artistic movements as diverse as minimalism, Pop art and appropriation art, the work of van Golden nonetheless occupies a unique position in the history of modern painting.
Curator : Devrim Bayar
Image: Daan van Golden, White Painting, 1966. Gloss paint on canvas on framed panel. 100 x 100cm. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam. Bruikleen van Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed.
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