Born in Manchester in 1972, Baldwin studied at Eastbourne College of Art and Design and later at Kent Institute of Art and Design.
A painter, printmaker and ceramicist, Baldwin demonsrtates a unique and immediately recognisable style. He blends abstract and figurative elements, reflecting both reality and the world of imagination.
His dymamic images shift thematically, with ruminations on love and memory, to philosophy and politics. Baldwin's dynamic canvases incorporate multiple planes and perspectives, utilising a broad range of media; as well as traditional painting and mark-making his images often incoporate 3D elements, gilding, glazes, diamond dust and collage.
Symbolism is key to Baldwin's oeuvre - swallows, skeletons and religious iconography appears alongside childrens' story book illustrations, flowers and cartoon figures. Recurring motifs including to reflect life and love, and Baldwin's preoccupation with human existence.
Baldwin exhibits internationally and collectors of his work include Damien Hirst, Peter Blake and Gilbert and George.
“Looking at Dan’s work is like meeting old friends for me,” Peter Blake once said. “It’s fascinating to see Mickey and all the chaps used in a newer different way.”
Baldwin lives and works in West Sussex.
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