Portrait #1 (Self), Portrait #2 (Chris), Portrait #3 (Chris), 2007
Digital prints 101cm x 101cm
Courtesy of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery Melbourne
With these portraits Iím attempting to make large detailed images of people in their own surroundings, images of people very much in and of their time that are both intriguing and beautiful. As with a lot of my work the portraits also seek to render the experience of time in a more tangible material form, blurring the line between still and moving images and looking to new post-camera models of spatiotemporal representation.
Born 1973 Hastings, NZ
Lives & works Melbourne
Represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery
Daniel Crooks was born in Hastings, New Zealand in 1973 and graduated from the Auckland Institute of Technology before moving to Australia to undertake postgraduate study at the Victorian College of the Arts. He currently lives in Melbourne with his family and divides his time between art-making and his work as motion graphics designer at ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image). He has had solo exhibitions at Sherman Galleries Sydney, the Art Gallery of New South Wales Sydney, REMO in Osaka Japan, the International Festival of Digital Arts and Media in Sheffield, UK, the Centre for Contemporary Photography Melbourne, and the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Among the many group shows he has appeared in are the Anne Landa Award, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2007), World Without End, ACMI (2005), The Computational Sublime at the University of Southern California, CA (2005), Drift at Perth Centre for Contemporary Art (2004), and Primavera 2003 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2003). He has received the Australia Council London Studio Residency in 2005, a Guest Residency at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam in 2004, and numerous awards including the City of Stuttgart Prize for Animation and a Dendy Australian Short Film Award, both in 1996. His work has featured recently in magazines including Art and Australia and Artlink and he is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery.