British artist Dan Holden has developed a unique style, using the materiality of rough oriented strand board (OSB) combined with the viscosity of layered oil paint, to convey a positive emotional energy through abstracted forms.
Dan also uses his distinctive handwriting style to communicate ideas by directly transcribing words on to his paintings. It was one of these pieces that Dan had accepted into the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
Dan is inspired by the sense of artistic freedom generated by the ground breaking artists of the 20th Century. He is constantly experimenting within the material confines he has set himself. When developing a piece, it can be a destructive process, sometimes eradicating an ordered image to emphasise layers and textures, and the passage of time. This results in each of his artworks, having a personal intensity and physicality, imparting a sculptural tactility.
Dan Holden (b. 1965) lives and works in Worcester. In 2016, he graduated with a First Class BA (Hons) in 20th Century Art from the Open University.
2018 Henry Sandon Hall (Joint Exhibition)
2019 ongoing Worcester Open Studios
2020 Finalist Broadway Arts Festival
2020 Founder Member of Yew Trees Artist Studios
2022 Finalist Broadway Arts Festival
2022 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
2022 The Artery Worcester (Joint Exhibition)
2023 Ombersley Hall (Joint Exhibition)
2023 No.16 Gallery Chelenham (Joint Exhibition)
2023 Manchester Contemporary Art Fair