Rene Daniels Untitled (Panama) 1987 watercolor, pencil and ink on paper 18" x 24"
Daniels is a Dutch painter that unfortunately had a stroke that left him without the use of his right arm and ability to speak in the 80's. Born in 1950 he was painting in Europe around the time Polke and other Dutch artists were blossoming as well. I like the way he subverts historical tropes with his unique manner of drawing and painting. De Chirico and surrealism crash into punk aesthetics and abstraction in an aggressively charming way. He is beginning to work again after years of rehabilitation.