British artist Dan Holden has developed a unique style, using the materiality of rough oriented strand board (OSB) combined with the viscosity of layered oil paint, to convey a positive emotional energy through abstracted forms.
Inspired by the sense of artistic freedom generated by the ground breaking artists of the twentieth century, Dan is constantly experimenting within the material confines he has set himself.
When developing a piece, it can be a destructive process, sometimes eradicating an ordered image to emphasise layers and textures, and the passage of time. This results in each of his artworks, having a personal intensity and physicality, imparting a sculptural tactility.
More recently, Dan has been using his distinctive handwriting style to communicate ideas by directly transcribing words on to his paintings. He has found this use of writing, despite its initial illegibility, has an aesthetic quality that engages his audience to consider the intention behind the work.