Dan Walsh - exhibition view, 2013 © Galería Elvira González

Dan Walsh

Dan Walsh at his studio, 2015. Photograph by Bronwen Roberts.


The less information an artist offers, the more active the viewer’s mind becomes. With minimalism you have less information and only a few elementary forms are left. I call myself a maximalist: I take the maximum out of the minimum.

Dan Walsh was educated as an artist at the Philadelphia College of Art and Hunter College, New York. Since the 1990s Dan Walsh has worked with elementary symmetries and shapes – lines, grids, rectangles – which he continually reorganizes within the field of vision.

His use of fickle lines, luminous tones, and geometry has been linked to television and computer screens, as an interpretation of the contemporary experience of virtual reality, a fluctuation between the intimate and the infinite.

Dan Walsh has exhibited in international museums and art centers such as the New Museum in New York, the MoMA PS1 Contemporary Art Center on Long Island, the Centre National d ́Art Contemporain of Nice, the Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain in Genoa, the Indianapolis Museum, the Speerstra Foundation in Lausanne, the Kunstverein Medienturm in Graz and the Cabinet des Estampes in Geneva, where he has exhibited limited edition prints and books.  He participated at the Lyon Biennial of Contemporary Art in 2003 and the Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art Biennial in 2014. His works are part of public collections such as the Fonds National d ́Art Contemporain in Paris, the MoMA in New York, the Art Institute in Chicago or the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. His prints and books of limited edition were the subject of a solo exhibition at the Cabinet des Estampes du Musée d’Art et d’Histoire in Geneva, Switzerland.

Works

Dan Walsh, Source, 2001
91,4 x 91,4 cm | 36 x 36 in.
Acrylic on canvas

Dan WALSH, VGO, 2006-2007
Triptych: 127 x 381 cm | 50 x 150 in.
Each panel: 127 x 127 cm | 50 x 50 in.
Acrylic on canvas

Dan Walsh, Source, 2001
91,4 x 91,4 cm | 36 x 36 in.
Acrylic on canvas

Dan WALSH, VGO, 2006-2007
Triptych: 127 x 381 cm | 50 x 150 in.
Each panel: 127 x 127 cm | 50 x 50 in.
Acrylic on canvas