Daniel van Straalen

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Omschrijving werk

Daniel van Straalen: "populair culture artist -- Through my work I question the importance of authenticity in a world that’s become dominated by the internet. Does it even matter what’s ‘real’ and what’s ‘fake’, or who’s the first to come up with a certain idea? I think that these questions are outdated: without appropriation, progress would be impossible. But even more interesting is the result of this appropriation. In this world ruled by images, representation is no longer directly derived from reality, but from imitations which form a new reality. My interest in authenticity is a kind of glorification of the not-knowing. The idea of the ‘multiple without an original’ (Rosalind Krauss) for example, really appeals to me. I also include a certain stupidity in my work. After all, art ‘has to be light’ to appeal to a big audience. I consider ‘going dumb’, a strategy derived from rapper Lil B, of great importance. It enables me to fly off the handle within a predetermined framework and therefore to strive for total freedom. My most recent interest derives from this strategy. I’m fascinated by memes, a concept that spreads through the internet, often in the form of (edited) images, whether or not provided with accompanying text. The language in particular puts things into perspective. The memes are mostly concerned with unintentionally famous people, references to popular culture and hoaxes. The creators of memes appropriate each other’s thereby creating a running gag: with every repetition the memes can reach a new climax. This causes a self-contained (visual) language which is very easy to understand. Memes can function as a device to open your eyes to the relativity of reality. I consider the makers almost as artists and thereby as the ultimate bridge between low and high culture".

Werk

1646
Titel 1646
Jaartal 2012
Omschrijving
Techniek schuimparels in plastic zakken verbonden
Formaat 240 cm
Talent is Cheap
Titel Talent is Cheap
Jaartal 2013
Omschrijving
Techniek foto
Formaat
Oh?!
Titel Oh?!
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving werkende was machine met plant
Techniek was machine met plant
Formaat variabel
All Surface
Titel All Surface
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving
Techniek David sculptuur met basketbal
Formaat
Cowboy
Titel Cowboy
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving
Techniek foto
Formaat
untitled & U
Titel untitled & U
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving
Techniek Sculpture with neon and amethist & beach
Formaat

Omschrijving werk

Daniel van Straalen: "populair culture artist -- Through my work I question the importance of authenticity in a world that’s become dominated by the internet. Does it even matter what’s ‘real’ and what’s ‘fake’, or who’s the first to come up with a certain idea? I think that these questions are outdated: without appropriation, progress would be impossible. But even more interesting is the result of this appropriation. In this world ruled by images, representation is no longer directly derived from reality, but from imitations which form a new reality. My interest in authenticity is a kind of glorification of the not-knowing. The idea of the ‘multiple without an original’ (Rosalind Krauss) for example, really appeals to me. I also include a certain stupidity in my work. After all, art ‘has to be light’ to appeal to a big audience. I consider ‘going dumb’, a strategy derived from rapper Lil B, of great importance. It enables me to fly off the handle within a predetermined framework and therefore to strive for total freedom. My most recent interest derives from this strategy. I’m fascinated by memes, a concept that spreads through the internet, often in the form of (edited) images, whether or not provided with accompanying text. The language in particular puts things into perspective. The memes are mostly concerned with unintentionally famous people, references to popular culture and hoaxes. The creators of memes appropriate each other’s thereby creating a running gag: with every repetition the memes can reach a new climax. This causes a self-contained (visual) language which is very easy to understand. Memes can function as a device to open your eyes to the relativity of reality. I consider the makers almost as artists and thereby as the ultimate bridge between low and high culture".

Persoonsgegevens

Voorletters
Kunstenaarsnaam/alias Daniel van Straalen
Samenwerkingsverband nee
Website danielvanstraalen.com

Opleidingsgegevens

Erkende vakopleiding

Academie / instituut & plaats studierichting / specialisatie periode van / tot diploma
Den Haag, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten Beeldende kunsten/3D 2008-2012 J
Amsterdam, Sandberg Instituut Dirty art department 2012-2014 N

Overige gegevens

Lid van Beroeps / Kunstenaarsvereniging
Deelnemer van Kunstenaarsinitiatief

Curriculum vitae

Tentoonstellingen

jaartal naam tentoonstellingsruimte korte omschrijving solo / duo / groep
2018 Bonnefanten museum making money for my friends GROEP
2018 NRW forum Düsseldorf Pizza is God GROEP
2018 Mace museum, Elvas Portugal the pull of a well placed comma GROEP
2017 hawaii lisbon Who are They? SOLO
2017 Stigter van Doesburg (slow heavy metal music playing) SOLO
2015 Stigter van Doesburg Refrigerators and other multiple verticals SOLO
2014 Stigter van Doesburg backspace SOLO
2014 Nest hijacking karma #2 GROEP
2013 Gem Gemeente museum Den Haag Now or never GROEP
2012 1646 Fast is good for us GROEP

Vertegenwoordiging

naam plaats & land
Hawaii-Lisbon Lisbon, Portugal
Stigter van Doesburg Amsterdam, Nederland

Aankopen / werken in collecties

jaartal naam collectie plaats / land omschrijving aankoop
2017 stedelijk museum schiedam schiedam nl when your anywhere
2015 de nederlandse bank amsterdam nl thinking sucks
2015 akzo nobel nederland cowboy
2014 M. van Zomeren Amsterdam Certificaat Oh?!
2014 Stigter van Doesburg & Martin van Zomeren Collectie
2014 citenzen m hotel nederland triple elvis
2013

Publicaties

jaartal titel publicatie uitgever / samensteller, plaats typering
2018 pizza is God - book
2016 Metropolis M Kunstenaars pagina's
2012 brief aan pandora pandora magazine vaktijdschrift

Artistieke nevenactiviteiten

nevenactiviteit van tot
Ik werk bij Nest 2011 tot