Michiel Daniel Exhibition at Studio 347

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Michael Stearns Studio 347 presents Michiel Daniel, Recent Painting. His abstractions are inspired by ocean life at extreme depths. With this work, he employs a broad range of influences including the work of the Pattern and Decoration Painters, Pop Art, California Finish Fetish and Surrealism.

Daniel began this series in 2001. Following an extended period working as a contemporary realist painter, he decided to move to a new approach to painting. The work in this exhibition represents his latest evolution where the artist has chosen to combine abstract and surreal components.

The artist states the change in style has also altered his materials, methods and techniques. Postmodern concepts in contemporary art have opened possibilities for a number of approaches to the act of making art. This “dropping of the rules” has allowed a new freedom for the artist.

Daniel is a graduate of the Claremont Graduate School of Fine Arts. He was the winner of the Individual Artist’s Fellowship Grant, Public Corporation for the Arts in 1997. He has exhibited in museums and galleries throughout Southern California for over 30 years. His work is in private and public collections including The Long Beach Museum of Art, Western Michigan University, and The Laguna Beach Museum of Art.

Daniel is the former owner of the highly acclaimed Stone Rose Gallery in Long Beach, which closed its doors in 2013.

The exhibition will preview during the San Pedro First Thursday art walk and includes an artist’s reception on Saturday, July 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Michael Stearns Studio 347. Studio 347 is located at 347 W. 7th St., San Pedro 90731.

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