Website and all work © Dan Parnell 2011 except for profile photo © Jason Wilde 2011
About the work:
I make paintings that always entertain me – they aren’t always humorous, but should come together in a fun way.
I can use second-
It is very important to me to build up images using strategies that obstruct my overall
view of their development. Eventually I will work to a point where I will unveil
the new painting for the first time. I will have an instant reaction to the painting
and will judge whether the painting works and is exciting -
It is paramount that I may have the same visual reaction to the work as the viewer seeing it for the first time. I want to view and appreciate the painting in the same way the audience does.
I call the strategies I use Diversion Tactics, they include: changes in scale, cropping,
masking, speed painting, lacklustre painting, projection, rotation, opposite-
An inherent part of my studio practice is to invent new strategies and apply them directly on to fresh work.
Finally, I am willing to take a lot of risks in my practice and can often expect total obliteration of the image/painting to occur.