About the Work of John Daily
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Brief explanations about the different series are given in their individual galleries. As can be seen, I work in different styles, although certain elements appear repeatedly. The aesthetics of Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism often have a significant influence on the overall appearance of the works.
Initially as an artist I was interested in working figuratively, but I quickly discovered the freedoms of abstraction. The ideas of Jean Dubuffet were especially influential for me, and as a result I began exploring the underlying issues that inspired my creativity without regards to what art is expected to be.
This led me into working patterns and systems. Influences from Buddhism and chaos/complexity science soon strengthened my relationship with this work, and meaning evolved out these explorations.
Two other series also evolved, which were driven by a fascination with the nature of perception. In the first one, I try to present the individual details of specific situations without adding the extra elements and relationships which our minds usually utilize to create a coherent and understandable picture.
In the other, I draw mechanical objects from life, but with a shifting perspective and organic lines, so that the object’s form distorts away from the static perspective and forms that we are more familiar with. This series, however, has evolved to the point where the images are no longer recognizable.
Recently I have begun to work intuitively, and the resulting images reflect a fascination with scientific ideas and images. The knowledge that we are corporal beings in a physically and biologically dynamic world is a strong influence on these works.