Rapley's paintings depict
a mundane and familiar world, filtered through
a series of subtle formal devices.
The paint is applied to the paintings thickly
but in a controlled, almost pixilated pattern.
The image appears removed, as though through a
screen, but the intense working of the paint reinforces
the physical presence of the painting. The empty
everyday scenes possess an uneasy atmosphere,
where social commentary is suggested rather than
stated. The filtering of the image through the
painting technique distances the viewer from the
scene and invites an interpretation.
Since gaining a first class Fine Art Degree in
2001, Daniel Rapley has been living, working and
exhibiting regularly in London and with Vertigo