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Current Events and Human Perception: Art by Daniel Fleming

An abstracted painting of several unfriendly objectsHymn Singers, acrylic on canvas


Daniel Fleming, our current featured artist, is an artist from Milkwaukee who creates colourful, aggressive paintings that express current events and human perception


While his style veers toward abstraction, all of Daniel’s paintings seem to have a tangible personality and narrative. In a style that is somewhat reminiscent of well-known abstract expressionist artists such as Basquiat, Daniel uses nuanced planes of bright colour along with heavily lined shapes and vaguely human forms. Many of his forms look hastily drawn, like gestural impressions of people and events that may have been in progress while the painting was being made, or may have yet to transpire.


A painting of an abstracted human faceMudhead for 2016, mixed media on canvas

A screen capture of Daniel Fleming's website gallery of work from 2015Daniel's Selected Works portfolio from 2015

Daniel’s featured works from 2015 incorporate a mixture of media, providing the addition of extra texture and tactility, rendering his simplified human forms almost three-dimensional. Where in our last feature of Daniel’s nearly abstract works, he was working more with scribbled line-art, of late his forms have become more solid and blocky. 


An abstracted painting depicting warm tones of red and orangeStacked Deck, acrylic on canvas

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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