Daniel Freaker

The Stranger, 2021


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Albert Camus’ book of the same title, provokes thoughts of someone so different and disconnected to society. Here, the image of the child, separate from the crowd, suggests a feeling of being carefree and happy to be alone. The painting continues to explore the ideas of different types of relationships we have with each other.

The techniques of acrylic built up in layers of increasing contrast and brightness communicate the radiant heat in the scene, but also bleach it a little like an old photograph, leaving the strongest recollection of the geometry of the blocks. The deep sense of narrative connects to the viewers own memories of summer holidays.

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Acrylic on canvas
130 x 100 x 4 cm
51 1/8 x 39 3/8 x 1 5/8 in

Daniel Freaker

Daniel Freaker (b. 1977) lives and works in Portsmouth, U.K. While studying at University he explored the painterly qualities of print, video, film and photography. He now concentrates on painting, where it is possible to see the influences of previous interests on the paintings in terms of cinematic composition and subjects. With the work often reminiscent of film scenes and fragments of a broader narrative, which the viewer can interpret.

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