British artist Dan Holden has developed a unique style, using the materiality of rough oriented strand board (OSB) combined with the viscosity of layered oil paint, to convey a positive emotional energy through abstracted forms.
Inspired by the sense of artistic freedom generated by the groundbreaking artists of the twentieth century, Dan is constantly experimenting within the material confines he has set himself.
When developing a piece, it can be a destructive process, sometimes eradicating an ordered image to emphasise layers and textures, and the passage of time. This results in each of his artworks, having a personal intensity and physicality, imparting a sculptural tactility.
You can also see Dan’s work at the Royal Academy of Arts as he has had work accepted into this years Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.