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 Gallery.

 

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