Daniel Rich: This is Then and This is Now
The city is a living, breathing entity, and from above, the perspective that Daniel Rich approaches in his image-making creates fluid interpretations of the landscape. Am I looking at New York City? Is that Tokyo? Does it matter? As Rich puts it, his overall goal in making works based around cities and architecture is to have “a dialogue about changing political power structures, failed utopias, the impacts of ideological struggles, war and natural upheavals.” Every city’s history relates to change, failed ideas and overlapping architectural eras mixed with historic relics and smart design. In his paintings, the NYC-based, German-born artist has created a language that functions as both window and mirror, to view the city as a vital portal of the past and future.
January 16, 2018