Modern Art is delighted to announce an exhibition of paintings by René Daniëls at Modern Art Bury Street in September 2021, featuring work dating from 1980 to 1987.
René Daniëls began his career exhibiting in the Netherlands in the late 1970s and gained international attention in the early 1980s when his work was shown widely in Europe and the United States. It was at this point that he became identified as a leading artist of his generation, recognised for his unique approach to the medium of painting that was driven by conceptual rather than painterly concerns, and brought together references to art history, literature, and wider cultural sensibilities. Since then, he has been considered one of the foremost Dutch painters within his field and has gone on to significantly influence subsequent generations. In 1987 Daniëls experienced a brain haemorrhage and was unable to continue to work until recent years. As a result, the majority of the limited number of existing works by Daniëls was made before 1987.