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Daniel Hesidence EXHIBITED AT THE SAATCHI GALLERY

Untitled (post FARM Paintings)
Daniel Hesidence
Untitled (post FARM Paintings)

2005

Oil on canvas

214 x 183 cm
Daniel Hesidence approaches his practice as a philosophical totality. Situating himself as the inventor of an ever-expanding universe, Hesidence’s individual pieces provide mere glimpses into a creative infinite. Composing his work in ‘volumes’, Hesidence’s paintings document a self-propelled evolution. Each canvas is distinct yet interconnected, holding its own place in his ‘cosmological’ timeline. Untitled is indicative of Hesidence’s stream of consciousness process. Emerging from the blank white canvas, impassioned smears of colour form a halo around a suggested figure. Rather than defining an image, Hesidence uses the malleable qualities of paint to portray an emotional and psychological state. Distant and dream-like, the intricacies of sentient gesture form a physical representation of the intangibility and impermanence of thought.
Untitled (FARM Paintings)
Daniel Hesidence
Untitled (FARM Paintings)

2004

Oil on canvas

244 x 214 cm
Embracing painting as an unlimited form of expression, Daniel Hesidence’s works describe a means of sub-language communication, something primal and emotive that exceeds linguistic structure. Hesidence’s style ranges from figuration to abstraction, but his subject matter is always what lies beyond the surface. Ranging from dense impasto to delicate washes, frenzied brushmarks and disquieting voids, Hesidence’s refined techniques transform reticent sentiment into tactile physicality. Mapping out the idyllic meanderings of cerebral terrain, Untitled’s colourful fantasia playfully conveys amorphous vitality with an aura of pastoral calm.
<em>Untitled</em> (FARM Paintings)
Daniel Hesidence
Untitled (FARM Paintings)

2003

Oil on canvas

274.3 x 152.4 cm
Sensations of velocity and beautified discord are omnipresent throughout Daniel Hesidence’s work. Executed with a poetic sensitivity, his compositions convey both intimacy and turmoil. Through gesture, mark-making and an intuitive handling of his medium, his forms attempt to decode both personal and social consciousness. Hesidence approaches his work as a way to process collected information, to rationalise the instinctual visual dialogue through which we interpret our environment. Through reassembling forms, images and impressions, Hesidence transcribes this language through his own experience and dialect, offering alternative perceptions and meanings based in creative possibility.
<em>Untitled</em> (post FARM Paintings)
Daniel Hesidence
Untitled (post FARM Paintings)

2005

Oil on canvas

244 x 183 cm
Recalling the Abstract Expressionist’s contemplative fields, Daniel Hesidence’s canvases ebb towards the transcendental. In negotiating visual articulation Hesidence reconvenes with an elusive and long-forgotten collective experience. In Untitled, Hesidence’s grid-like composition dissembles with chaotic uncertainty as tranquil hues of opposing colour converge with awkward grace. Hesidence’s paintings possess a synaesthetic quality: their visual surfaces conjure sensual associations of sound, touch, motion and scent. Describing the totality of perceptual experience through paint, Hesidence’s work strives to evoke a deeper lever of shared consciousness.
Untitled (FARM Paintings)
Daniel Hesidence
Untitled (FARM Paintings)

2003

Oil on canvas

259 x 335 cm
Daniel Hesidence describes his work as a process of decoding consciousness. Working from a memory bank of visual information his practice is based on an intuitive negotiation of imagination through tangible media, narrating the sluices of thought through spontaneous and unmediated painterly response. Often working on several canvases simultaneously, each image feeds into and progresses from a continuous dialogue. In Untitled, the form of a horse dissipates into a torrential abstracted field. Painted with restrained energy, raw emotions of power and sexuality are tempered through Hesidence’s romantic palette and sybaritic brushwork. Rendered in monumental scale, Untitled is arresting in its passive grandeur; its dramatic climax is emitted with an unsettling elegance and rarefied potency.
<em>Untitled </em>( 1 7 3 6 )
Daniel Hesidence
Untitled ( 1 7 3 6 )

2006

Oil on canvas

243.8 x 305 cm
1 7 3 6 is from Daniel Mimicking the flickering seduction of fire, Hesidence presents an entanglement of colour that dances across the canvas with effulgent brilliance.Hesidence’s most recent body of work. Shifting from the lyrical eclecticism of his FARM and Post FARM paintings, 1 7 3 6 is forceful in its visual intensity. Punctuating deep greens and cool violets with radiant white highlights, Hesidence’s 1736 conveys both a spectral luminosity and sculptural depth. Giving physical form to ethereal sentiment, Hesidence’s impassioned gestures and gaseous hues transpire as a consuming field of meditative fixation.

Daniel Hesidence's BIOGRAPHY

Daniel Hesidence
Born in 1975, Akron, Ohio
Lives in Long Island City, New York



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2010
Daniel Hesidence:Autumn Buffalo, D’Amelio Terras, New York City, NY

2009
ROSE LAUGHTER Winter Holiday, Andrea Rosen Gallery, Gallery 2,
New York; curated by David Altmejd

2008
1 7 7 9 / Pedestrians, Feature Inc., New York
1 7 7 9 / Pedestrians, Greener Pastures Contemporary Art, Toronto

2007
1 7 7 7, Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami

2006
1 7 3 6 , Shaheen Modern and Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH

2005
Waltz Paintings, Kantor Feuer Gallery, Los Angeles

2004
Feature Inc., New York
M du B, F, H & g, Montreal

2002
Feature Inc., New York
M du B, F, H & g, Montreal


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2010
Black Is The Colour (Of My True Love’s Hair), NP, Contemporary Art Centre, New York City, NY

2009
Why Painting Now, BFAS/ Blondeau Fine Art Services, Geneva
Cave Painting: Installment #1,Gresham’s Ghost (third location), New York; organized by Bob Nickas
A Pink Panther, Kumukumu Gallery, New York; curated by Amy Smith-Stewart with Hannah Dumes and Nicole O’Rourke
Splinter of the Mind’s Eye, Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis; curated by Joseph Wolin
Cave Painting, PSM Gallery, Berlin; curated by Bob Nickas
The Anniversary Show, Tracy Williams Limited, New York,
Populate This Form, Feature Inc., New York

2008
Bob Nickas: Recent Acquisitions, Gifts, and Works from Various Exhibitions
1985–2007, White Columns, New York
Ambivalent Figuration; People, Samson Projects, Boston
Political Correct, 18 September—25 October

2007
Miami Basel, Miami (Kevin Bruk Gallery)
Handcrafted Optimism, Bodybuilder & Sportsman, Chicago
Painting as Fact – Fact as Fiction, de Pury & Luxembourg, Zurich; curated by Robert Nickas
Warhol &…, Kantor/Feuer, Los Angeles
Heralds of Creative Anachronism, D’Amelio Terras, New York
Late Liberties, John Connelly Presents, New York

2006
The Way of All Flesh, Bravin Lee Productions, New York
Lippo Parades: When Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures, Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, University of Tampa, Tampa, FL
USA Today: New American Art from the Saatchi Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, London
The Aleph, Sandroni Rey, Los Angeles
Exquisite Corpse – Cadavre Exquis: A Game Played Between Mitchell Algus and Bob Nickas, Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York
Dark, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; curated by Jan Grosfeld
and Rein Wolfs
Clarissa Dalrymple’s Exhibition of Young Artists to Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Bortolami Dayan, New York; curated by Clarissa Dalrymple

2005
University of Tampa Alumni & Adjunct Faculty Exhibition, Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, University of Tampa, Tampa, FL
With shuddering horror pale, and eyes aghast, Artspace, New Haven, CT (brochure)
Gabríela Fridriksdóttir, Daniel Hesidence, Will Ryman, Tracy Williams, Ltd., New York
The sun rises in the evening, Feature Inc., New York
Greater New York 2005, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY
Richard Aldrich, Olivia Booth, Brian Fahlstrom, Carrie Gundersdorf, Daniel Hesidence, Candace Nycz, Sterling Ruby, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
The Hills Have Eyes, Ingalls and Associates, Miami; curated by Gean Moreno
Traces Everywhere, Tracy Williams, Ltd., New York

2003
Flesh and Blood: The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste, Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York; curated by Tracy Williams
Fright Wig, Feature Inc., New York

2002
Landscape,Derek Eller Gallery, New York
The Funeral Home, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles; curated by Dennis Cooper

2001
Another, once again, many times more, Feature Inc., New York