The three works included by Daniel Fletcher in To My Twenties are from a series of paintings produced during the Covid-19 pandemic. The artist spent this period outside living in an isolated rural setting far from his London studio.
The influence of the countryside and the heightened importance of outdoor spaces during this time has had a direct impact on his work. The transitioning spring landscape with its longer days, wispy skies, rainstorms and acid green new growths has found its place in these paintings manifesting themselves as colours, forms and textures.
Daniel Fletcher depicts the complexity of human emotion through layers of abstract mark making. The presence of faces and expressions are the cornerstone of his practice and the starting point from which paintings are developed. Specific emotions are reflected through the fundamental and often ambiguous forms of a portrait; the suggestions of eyes and a mouth using either line or shape. What cannot be captured through the these crude representations of basic features can be expressed by the use of colour, application of paint and the nature and pace of the mark making.
Daniel Fletcher is an artist currently living and working in London. He splits his time between working in his studio and running Foolscap Editions - an independent publisher of books and special editions from emerging artists.
Daniel Fletcher has exhibited work in the UK and Los Angeles and participated in residencies at the University of the Arts London and Peckham Print Studio.
Group Exhibitions: All Things Hang Like a Drop of Dew, Plymouth Art Weekender, 2020. Idle Thoughts, Soho Revue, London 2020. GIFC Worldwide, 2020 and Anti Matter, The Cave 2019.