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ALCHEMY
and other transformations

11th - 17th April 2024

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An exciting opportunity to see Dan's latest and largest textural abstract work for the first time.

About the Artist

British artist Dan Holden has developed a unique style, using the materiality of rough oriented strand board (OSB) combined with the viscosity of layered oil paint, to convey a positive emotional energy through abstracted forms. 

Dan also uses his distinctive handwriting style to communicate ideas by directly transcribing words on to his paintings. It was one of these pieces that Dan had accepted into the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

Dan is inspired by the sense of artistic freedom generated by the ground breaking artists of the 20th Century. He is constantly experimenting within the material confines he has set himself. When developing a piece, it can be a destructive process, sometimes eradicating an ordered image to emphasise layers and textures, and the passage of time. This results in each of his artworks, having a personal intensity and physicality, imparting a sculptural tactility. 

Dan Holden (b. 1965) lives and works in Worcester. In 2016, he graduated with a First Class BA (Hons) in 20th Century Art from the Open University.

For more information on Dan and his work click the links below.

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