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






Other artists in
Artists in future exhibitions

Caroline Achaintre    Rebecca Ackroyd    Markus Amm    Tom Anholt    Ivan Argote    Dan Attoe    Michael Bauer    Dan Bayles    Simon Bedwell    Anna Freeman Bentley    Emilia Bergmark    Gabriele Beveridge    Richard Billingham    Alina and Jeff Bliumis    Gabriella Boyd    Sarah Braman    Bozidar Brazda    Jonny Briggs    David Brooks    Joey Bryniarska    Agnieszka Brzezanska    Peter Linde Busk    Carter    Nathan Cash Davidson    Loz Chalk    Ronin Cho    James Clarkson    Lucy Coggle    Andy Collins    Jessica Craig-Martin    Ana Cvorovic    Ian Davis    Inez de Coo    Nicholas Dedics    Robert Dowling    Stef Driesen    Colden Drystone    Howard Dyke    Ara Dymond    Judith Eisler    David Ellis    Annabel Emson    Ayan Farah    Dee Ferris    Daphne Fitzpatrick    Luc Fuller    Michael Fullerton    Dmitri Galitzine    Julia Goldman    No√©mie Goudal    Elias Hansen    Hilary Harnischfeger    Chris Hawtin    Kati Heck    Valerie Hegarty    David Herbert    Patrick Hill    Richard H√∂glund    Dan Holdsworth    Phillipa Horan    Shara Hughes    David Humphrey    Tom Hunter    Jessica Jackson Hutchins    Merlin James    Jacob Dahl J√ľrgensen    Tillman Kaiser    Scott King    Terence Koh    Alice K√∂nitz    John K√łrner    Ulrich Lamsfuss    Liane Lang    Molly Larkey    Paul Lee    George Henry Longly    Juliette Losq    Lake & Evans    Jill Mason    Simon Mathers    Claire McArdle    Ella McCartney    Martin McMurray    Ryan McNamara    Turay Mederic    Robert Melee    Aleksandra Mir    Ian Monroe    Kristine Moran    Eduard Moreno    Luisa Mota    Carlos Noronha Feio    Nick Nowicki    William J. O'Brien    Matt O'dell    Mona Osman    Marco Palmieri    Selma Parlour    Oliver Perkins    Dustin Pevey    Marius Pfannenstiel    Benedetto Pietromarchi    Alejandra Prieto    Arthur Prior    Max Prus    Neil Raitt    Sean Raspet    Brian Reed    Halsey Rodman    Florian Roithmayr    Ruth Root    Jessica Sanders    Hideyuki Sawayanagi    Amba Sayal-Bennett    Lara Schnitger    Maaike Schoorel    Anne Kathrin Schuhmann    Michael Schultz    Macrae Semans    Jamie Shovlin    Daniel Silver    Agathe Snow    Anne Speier    Jeni Spota    Roman Stanczak    Jack Strange    Miriam Sweeney    Shaan Syed    Emma Talbot    Mateo Tannatt    Stephanie Taylor    Adam Thompson    Rafal Topolewski    Ryan Trecartin    Francis Upritchard    Marianne Vitale    Caroline Walker    John Wallbank    Ben Washington    Chuck Webster    Aaron Wexler    Poppy Whatmore    Julia Whiting    Jenny Wiener    Alexi Williams    Susanne M. Winterling    Saskia Olde Wolbers    Joel Wyllie    Haeri Yoo

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.