Selected works by Dan Holdsworth

Dan Holdsworth
Untitled 8 (Hyperborea)

2006

C-print

122 x 152cm

Shot on location in Iceland, Dan Holdsworth’s Untitled (Hyperborea) series unfolds like an elaborate set from a science fiction film. Picturing the landscape at night, the eerie lighting effects are not the result of computer manipulation, but rather the natural occurrence of the Northern Lights bathing the barren, volcanic countryside. Photographed with long exposures, Holdsworth’s landscapes develop a supernatural glow, making the mountains and rivers appear alien and atomic; the recognisable features of distant buildings, cars, and passing aeroplanes lend a disturbing familiarity to the apocalyptic scenes.

Dan Holdsworth
Untitled 9 (Hyperborea)

2006

C-print

122 x 152 cm
Dan Holdsworth
Untitled 10 (Hyperborea)

2006

C-print

122 x 152 cm
Dan Holdsworth
Untitled 11 (Hyperborea)

2006

C-print

122 x 152cm
Dan Holdsworth
Untitled 3 (The Gregorian)

2005

C-print

122 x 152cm

Dan Holdsworth’s Untitled (The Gregorian) images were taken at the American National Astronomy and Ionosphere Centre in Puerto Rico; the UFO-like form is in actuality part of the Arecibo Space Telescope. Photographed a night with exposures up to four hours, the unusual location of an aeronautics station nestled deep in a jungle gains an even more mysterious aura; as the acidic hues captured on film translate with the graphic effect of video games. Through his exploration of the natural world through the simple mechanisation of photography, Holdsworth defines a modern spiritualism, a humbling reminder of the scope of things yet undiscovered.

Dan Holdsworth
Untitled 5 (The Gregorian)

2005

C-print

122 x 152cm

Dan Holdsworth's Biography

Born in Welwyn Garden City, England, UK
Lives and works in London, UK



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2011
Blackout, Nordin Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Blackout, PF Gallery, Poznan, Poland

2010
Blackout, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
Blackout, Patricia Low Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland

2007
Ultravisitor, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland
Geographics, Dan Holdsworth + Paul Shepheard, MIMA, UK
White Noise, Store Gallery, London, UK
At The Edge of Space, Parts 1-3, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

2006
At The Edge of Space, Parts 1-3, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, UK

2005
The Gregorian, Store Gallery, London, UK

2003
Dan Holdsworth, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, UK

2002
Black Mountains, Entwistle Gallery, London, UK
Dan Holdsworth, Chelsea Kunstraum, Cologne, Germany

2001
The World in Itself, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK
Dan Holdsworth, Kohji Ogura Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
Dan Holdsworth, Entwistle Gallery, London, UK


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2010
Questions of Belonging, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, UK
5th Anniversary Exhibition, Patricia Low Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland
Nuit Blanche, Patricia Low Contemporary, Genf, Schweiz
CRASH, Homage to JG Ballard, Gagosian Gallery, London, UK
Photo 50, The London Art Fair, London, UK

2009
A Picture of Us? Identity in British Art, Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, UK
Space Invader, Aicon Gallery, London, UK
Sound Escapes, curated by Angus Carlyle, Space Studios, London, UK
The Little shop on Hoxton Street, Limoncello Gallery, London, UK

2008
Time to Play?, APT Web Gallery, Artist Pension Trust, Participant Inc. 253 E Houston Street , New York, NYC, USA with Time to Play?, APT Web Gallery, Artist Pension Trust, 253 E Houston Street, NYC, USA.