Born in San Rafael, California, USA, in 1965.
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
The drawings of Daniel Zeller have biomorphic, cartographic and psychic perspectives of planetary or cellular bodies. He draws in a meditation mode of consciousness.
Daniel Zeller drawings have similarities to many things: a satellite view of a distant country, a microscopic vision of an organic mass or a briefly retained image after a recent dream. His compositions twist and vibrate, persuading the viewer to come closer and closer.
What seems two-dimensional translations of a three-dimensional world is a constant game between -formal or natural- abstraction and representation.
His technique requires a meticulous and obsessive repetition as well as a series of spontaneous decisions governed by self-imposed rules and conditions. This tension (or perhaps contradiction) between spontaneity and predictability is central in his creative process.
Zeller 's work is represented in the permanent collections of the MoMA - Museum of Modern Art (New York), Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), Albright -Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, NY), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LA, CA), among others.
Publisher: Pierogi Gallery
Publication Date: 2018
Essay by Robert Hobbs
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