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Based in Manchester, England, Daniel Hamilton is an emerging artist specialising in figurative painting centered on subject matters that investigates the human condition. Rooted originally in drawing, painting had offered Hamilton new possibilities by exploring personal introspections. Navigating through an expanse of personally charged subject matter, Hamilton’s imagery translates personal experience over direct observation, figuratively capturing unseen thought, memories and other levels of consciousness. By developing this raw imagery, narratives are developed instantaneously to act as a beacon that challenges all aspects of life.

Graduating from Northumbria University, Newcastle, under their celebrated BA Fine Art programme, Hamilton’s direction quickly became clear with painting accommodating his ambitions over other mediums available. Fascinated with the freedom art presented him at his earliest stages, Hamilton’s first distinct memories of art making came through drawing in an abundance of journals. Narratives were always at the forefront of his creative motivations, experimenting in comics to facilitate alternate worlds in a loose autobiographical sense. As his art education developed, creative maturity soon followed. Hamilton’s early studies into surrealism changed his persona dramatically, unlocking new found imagination in conceptual understandings. Contemporary Art has shaped his journey through its many forms, holding interests in expressionism, neo-expressionism and with elements of surrealism still present.


“I believe my work is strongest translating personal experience; examining trails of thought is extremely cathartic, but above all else it gives me the chance to collect myself, which is vital. Essentially my work is an ongoing diary, from reviewing arbitrary musings to reflecting on defining moments in my life. I don’t expect my career to ever realise a specific revelation exactly, however that’s what excites me most; the spontaneity, the freedom to capture anything potentially; it’s all everchanging.”

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