DANIEL PREECE

LONDON

This selection of paintings celebrates London, Daniel's muse and home until 2018. Ranging from vast, majestic panoramas to intimate studies of shop fronts and overlooked corners rendered in his unique, vivid colour palette. We are taken on a journey through deserted city streets at day and night - we peer through shop windows one moment and soar above the city the next.

My intention is to encourage the viewer to consider the city differently and I hope lead them to reassess their daily surroundings with a different eye.’

Daniel’s atmospheric paintings, both bleak and beautiful, are devoid of people, a narrative is hinted at and themes of isolation and consumerism recur. Of course each viewer may see the scene differently - a celebration of the city, of colour, perhaps post apocalyptic or an escape. For Dan it is always an opportunity to explore issues of geometry and colour and the boundaries between abstraction and figuration.

‘The best paintings for me show you something you haven’t seen before; it’s about the artist finding a new way of describing something but allowing the viewer to come to some of their own conclusions’

Deptford Drift

2018, oil on canvas,120 x 150cm unframed,

£6,900

Drop & Carry

2020, acrylic on canvas, 168 x 172cm unframed,

£8,000

Southbank II

2021, acrylic on Board, 31 x 26cm

£850

Sign

2020, oil on canvas, 61 x 76cm unframed

£2,400

Carpet Shop

2020, oil on canvas, 61 x 76cm unframed,

£2,400

Estate Agent

2020, oil on canvas, 46 x 65cm unframed

£1,850

Mannequins Study

2019, oil on canvas, 61 x 76cm unframed

£2,400

Illumination

2020, oil in canvas, 75 x 95cm unframed

£3,000

View From Peckham Library - Red Road Study

2008, acrylic on paper, framed 77 x 70cm ( image size 50 x 43cm), unframed

£1, 200

Facade III

acrylic on paper, 40 x 39cm mounted (image size 20 x 11.5cm)

£550

Vincent In Deptford Study II

acrylic on paper, 45.5 x 60cm (image size 28 x 22cm)

£550

View From Primrose Hill I

2020, acrylic on card, 14 x 20cm

£500

Regent's Park I

acrylic on paper, 56 x 78cm mounted (image size 37 x 52cm)

£1,200

Regent's Park II

acrylic on paper, 56 x 78cm mounted (image size 26 x 52cm)

£1,200

Regent's Park III

acrylic on paper, 56 x 78cm mounted (image size 29 x 52cm)

£1,200

Regent's Park From The Road

acrylic on paper, 56 x 78cm mounted (image size 15 x 60cm)

£1,200

Bandstand (man listens to music)

2012, oil on canvas, 74 x 148cm

£4,500

River Thames At Dusk

2017, oil on canvas, 100 x 130cm

£5,400

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The London Group

Battersea Gasometer

Drypoint on Copper, 2007,edition of 25, 34x38cm unframed

£300

Hackney Gasometer

Drypoint on Copper, 2007,edition of 25, 34x38cm unframed

£300

Rotherhithe Gasometer

Drypoint on Copper, 2007,edition of 25, 34x38cm unframed

£300

Wandsworth Town Gasometer

Drypoint on Copper, 2007,edition of 25, 34x38cm unframed

£300

'Hymn to Home' is a solo show of work by Daniel Preece celebrating London, his muse and his home until 2018. This selection of twenty works created over the last 20 years ranges from vast, majestic panoramas to intimate studies of shop fronts and overlooked corners rendered in his unique, vivid colour palette. We are taken on a journey through deserted city streets at day and night - we peer through shop windows one moment and soar above the city the next.

My intention is to encourage the viewer to consider the city differently and I hope lead them to reassess their daily surroundings with a different eye.’

This feels particularly poignant in the midst of a pandemic when we cannot interact with the city and eachother as we once did. Indeed seven of the works on show were painted over the course of 2020. Daniel’s atmospheric paintings, both bleak and beautiful, are devoid of people, a narrative is hinted at and themes of isolation and consumerism recur. Of course each viewer may see the scene differently - a celebration of the city, of colour, perhaps post apocalyptic or an escape. For Dan it is always an opportunity to explore issues of geometry and colour and the boundaries between abstraction and figuration.

‘The best paintings for me show you something you haven’t seen before; it’s about the artist finding a new way of describing something but allowing the viewer to come to some of their own conclusions’

new york

Empire State Building at Night

2020, acrylic on paper, 27 x 17.5cn unframed / 28 x 18.5cm framed

£650

Manhattan

2020, acrylic on paper, 18.5 x 28.5 unframed / 19.5 x 29.5cm framed

£650

New York

2020, acrylic on paper, 18.5 x 28.5 unframed / 19.5 x 29.5cm framed

£650

california

Birds

2012, oil on canvas, 120 x 100cm

£5,400

Baywatch

2012, oil on canvas, 100 x 120cm

£5,400

india

Indian Arc Light

2015, acrylic on paper, 76 x 70cm

£1,200

Staircase Study

2011, acrylic on paper, 38 x 34cm mounted (image size 18 x 14cm)

£550

Dan has always made work about the landscape, mainly the urban environment. He observes the world around him and uses drawing as a way of documenting a place and locating himself. The urban landscape provides great opportunities to explore issues of geometry and colour, the boundaries between abstraction and figuration - concerns that fascinate and compel him. ‘The best paintings for me show you something you haven’t seen before; it’s about the artist finding a new way of describing something but allowing the viewer to come to some of their own conclusions’

Dan was initially drawn to the gasometers and tower blocks that populated the area he grew up in around South-West London. ‘In hindsight, they were like urban mountains. Working from these in London gave me the opportunity to easily return to the motif, drawing and painting them directly from observation, then using the images in the studio environment to explore my internal and external responses to these structures. The Gasometers had the same formal elements I was interested in when painting mountains, an ever-changing sense of scale due to light and colour.’

Trained at Chelsea School of Art, the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Drawing School.

Awards and residencies include; William Coldstream Prize Slade School of Fine Art, Boise Scholarship to travel and make work in America, Artist in Residence Kensington Palace, Artist in Residence at Level 39, Canary Wharf.

Solo Exhibitions include; London Panoramas, Slade Summer School; ELEVATION the City Re-seen, Gillions Art; Twilight, Canary Wharf Windows Gallery; Landmarks Capsticks, Solicitors, Wimbledon; Olympic Paintings, Canary Wharf Windows Gallery; Intimate Isolation, Project Gallery; Paintings about Everything and Nothing, One Paved Court.

Group Exhibitions include: Assemble Tregony Gallery at After Nyne Gallery, The Lynn Painter Stainers Painting Prize Exhibition; Christmas Show, Browse and Darby; From David Bomberg to Paula Rego: The London Group at Southampton City Art Gallery; I see you here, Project Gallery; Gallery Artists, New York Art Fair, Alicia David Contemporary Art; London Now, Creatives Cities Collection, Barbican Centre; Sarah Myerscough Fine Art; Rebecca Hossack Gallery; Approaches to Landscape, Medici Gallery; Threadneedle Painting Prize, Mall Galleries; Small is Beautiful, Flowers East.

Works owned by numerous public and private collections worldwide including; The Royal Marsden Hospital, London, University College London and Paintings in Hospitals.