Things I Wanted To Say But Never Did | Daniel Press
Daniel Press | Artist
Exhibiting artist at 'Things I Wanted To Say But Never Did' | Group Exhibition. Opens to the public 4th September 2019, 6pm - 8pm.
Tell us about yourself.
I’m an emerging Sydney-based artist, working in a hybrid of mediums. From painting and textile blends to printmaking and video. A great deal on my work examines how Australian mythology is conceived and maintained over time. For this exhibition, I tried something a little different. 𝘕𝘖 𝘙𝘐𝘋𝘌𝘚 𝘓𝘌𝘍𝘛 is a series I’ve been working on based on observation while on-board public transportation. The act of sketching passengers in motion, observing their gestures, considering the internal and external aspects of the journey.
What can the audience expect of your response to the theme?
Something familiar. We sit among crowds in transit all the time. I think it’ll resonate with the unconscious aspects of the journey. The unspoken nature of shared transit time. Those withdrawn, blasé engagements as everyone is ordered into a regimented space. They’ll be introduced to little mementoes of those journeys.
Describe yourself in 3 words
Crafty; tweed-garbed; wool-gatherer
ARTIST BIO: Daniel Press is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, and researcher living in Sydney. His art projects typically examine how Australian mythology is conceived and maintained over time. His series, 𝘕𝘖 𝘙𝘐𝘋𝘌𝘚 𝘓𝘌𝘍𝘛, deals with the artistic act of drawing and writing on public transportation. It investigates the manifold of internal and external factors associated with the li͟ n͟ e as it merges with the juddering rhythms of place, time, and energy. This series has been featured in 𝘍𝘳𝘢𝘮𝘦𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘊𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘈𝘳𝘵𝘴 𝘑𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭 #25. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours Class 1 from UNSW. He has exhibited at 𝘈𝘋 𝘚𝘱𝘢𝘤𝘦, 𝘋𝘰𝘸𝘯/𝘜𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘚𝘱𝘢𝘤𝘦, 𝘎𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘓𝘢𝘯𝘦 𝘊𝘰𝘷𝘦, 𝘒𝘶𝘥𝘰𝘴 𝘎𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘳𝘺, and 𝘜𝘕𝘚𝘞 𝘎𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴.
Follow Daniel on Instagram here: @danielpressart
Read more about his work here: NO RIDES LEFT, pp. 54 – 59 https://www.arc.unsw.edu.au/uploads/2019-Framework-25-Bodies.pdf