Exploring themes of space, perspective and materiality, Daniel Sinsel (b. 1976) applies a wide range of raw materials—such as glass, nuts and terra-cotta—to depict suggestive images throughout his body of work.
The source of raw materials utilized within these works, points to a fundamental interest between the physical, visual and emotional effects of painting—and how objects can affect and activate pictorial space. Thus, illusions emerge as a form of inlaid secrecy, harboring a sense of erotic desire or even suppressed violence to find resolution in the unresolved nature of his works.
Rather than presenting narratives, Sinsel alludes to an emotion or recalls an experience through his simple compositions, creating tension between the visible and suggested and allowing viewers to interpret and reinterpret the relationships between artist and object.
Born in Munich, Germany, Sinsel graduated with a BA in Painting from Chelsea College of Art and Design (2002) and an MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art (2004). Since then, the artist had held solo exhibitions at Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK ; Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin, Germany; Office Baroque, Antwerp, Belgium, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil and Fortes D’Aloia Gabriel, São Paulo, Brazil. Group exhibitions include Hayward Gallery, London, UK; Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK; The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, UK; Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland and Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, US.
Sinsel currently lives and works in London, UK.