Daniel Crews-Chubb (b. 1984, Northampton, England; based in London, England) makes compelling works that employ a traditional expressionistic, painterly language amid a conceptual framework investigating the potency of the iconic image and the dramatic dynamism of historic and contemporary visual language. Contending with his primary influences of ethnographic art, ancient rituals, social media and Modernism’s artistic legacies, he creates organically progressive quasi-figurative paintings in series which rely on a group of constructed historic or mythic characters for the work’s narrative, but are primarily conduits for abstract mark-making, in what Matthew Collings has called “a musical abstraction of textures and contrasting positive and negative space.”
Crews-Chubb's work is represented in the permanent collections of the Denver Art Museum, Denver CO; The Long Museum, Shanghai, China; The Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection New York, NY; The Bunker Art Space, West Palm Beach, FL; The CC Foundation, Shanghai, China; Hall Art Foundation, New York, NY; Saatchi Gallery, London, UK; and Modern Forms Collection, London, UK. He studied at Turps Art School, London, UK and Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK. He was awarded the Beers Contemporary Award for Emerging Art in 2014.