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Daniel McClellan

Daniel McClellan

Residence Period: 2023.05.01-2023.05.28

AIR 3331Exhibition:"Garden Machine"


Venue:AIR 3331Iwamotocho Residence & Studio(1st Floor)
(Address:3-6-8 Iwamotocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)

Artist:Daniel McClellan(Australia)

"Garden Machine" is an exhibition by Sydney based artist Daniel McClellan presenting works made while on residency in Tokyo. Using Hiroshi Yoshimura's album GREEN as a starting point, McClellan has made a series of small scale abstract paintings.

Daniel McClellan

Daniel McClellan, Installation View of Post Graduate Exhibition(Studio), 2022.

Residence Plan
During his residency, McClellan will work on two series of paintings. The first series will reference jazz album "blueblue" by Sam Gendel, which used traditional Japanese embroidery patterns as inspiration. The second set of paintings will be influenced by Hiroshi Yoshimura's album "Green", a well-known example of Japanese environmental music.

Artist Profile
1)MFA (Painting) from National Art School, Sydney, 2023
2)"AlphaGo" solo exhibition, Canteen Gallery, Sydney
3)In City of Sydney Art Collection

Base of Activity: Sydney, Australia
Media Used: Painting

Daniel McClellan approaches painting as a game. Games are set based on rules and context and played out in series. Individual paintings can be understood as moves within a game; individual games can be understood as moves within a broader game. This approach allows McClellan to engage in a form of meta painting. He has an MFA and BFA from NAS. He has held two solo exhibitions, a duo exhibition, and participated in numerous group exhibitions. After his residency, he has a solo show in August.