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Dan Walsh

American, b. 1960

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Dan Walsh

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American, b. 1960

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Biography

New York-based painter Dan Walsh has developed a quirky style of minimalism that blends rigid geometry with a sense of play. The self-taught artist uses line as a way to study the application of paint, combining short, transparent strokes to create grids, patterns, and rhythms, all rendered with a looseness of hand. Visually complex, though simple in their execution, the images reveal their creation and revel in the imperfection of the human touch. “When an artist offers less information, the thoughts of the viewer are more active. In a minimal situation, you have less information—especially narrative qualities—and are left with a few elemental forms,” Walsh has said. “I call myself a maximalist now: getting the most out of the least.”

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
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Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Artforum, and 2 more
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Biography

New York-based painter Dan Walsh has developed a quirky style of minimalism that blends rigid geometry with a sense of play. The self-taught artist uses line as a way to study the application of paint, combining short, transparent strokes to create grids, patterns, and rhythms, all rendered with a looseness of hand. Visually complex, though simple in their execution, the images reveal their creation and revel in the imperfection of the human touch. “When an artist offers less information, the thoughts of the viewer are more active. In a minimal situation, you have less information—especially narrative qualities—and are left with a few elemental forms,” Walsh has said. “I call myself a maximalist now: getting the most out of the least.”

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial
Articles Featuring Dan Walsh
Five Questions for Michelle Grabner
Mar 5th, 2014
Five Questions for Michelle Grabner
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