Inspired by the 17th century Vanitas movement, Dan Baldwin uses motifs of skulls, birds, flies, flowers and guns in his work, but by intertwining these motifs with elements from politics and culture and presenting these opposing elements in pop candy colours Baldwin both attracts and uneases the viewer. Dan Baldwin graduated from Maidstone School of Art and has since exhibited in London, Brighton, Newcastle, New York, Paris and Cologne. In 2005 he appeared on BBC2’s acclaimed series The Apprentice, alongside Opus artists Rob & Nick Carter and Lucie Bennett. Baldwin has also donated work to two Red Cross charity auctions, where his work sold alongside that of Peter Blake, Billy Childish and Tracey Emin. Dan Baldwin’s work has featured in publications including Dazed & Confused, ID, Elle, Living Etc., Modern Painters and The Observer Magazine.
A Message of Hope Amidst the Desolation (2006)Giclee print with varnish, edition of 150
Signed by the artist
70cm x 70cm