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Paintings with Legs

Exhibition / Installation

Partner Programme

17   —    18, 20   —    25 Sep 2022

Art / Collectibles

Art Practice

148-150 Curtain Road

London

EC2A 3AT

Daniel Eatock

New Rolling Pin Paintings exploring function, restrictions, flatness, flow, balance, purpose, utility, frugality, internal and external truth. The rolling pin that rolled the paint, is used as a ‘leg’, to support the painting in a horizontal plane, suggesting the surface can be used/seen as an object of utility. "Using my background knowledge from working as a graphic designer, I employ a rational, logical and pragmatic approach when making work. I have an ongoing interest in proposing and finding solutions to problems, often problems that cannot be formulated before they have been solved, the shaping of the question is part of the answer. I look for things to fix or improve, working like a tinkerer/inventor, I propose alternatives to existing models, preferring to find ways around doing things properly, bypassing the struggle. I use self referentiality as an objective guide to reduce the extraneous and subjective, and strive for a conceptual logic. The idea is paramount and the material form secondary. My website is a tool where I both create works, and index and exhibit projects chronologically. I propose systems, templates, invitations and opportunities for collaboration, creating social networks where contributors shape the outcome and participate in the building of works. I embrace contradictions, and dilemmas. I like gray areas, oxymorons and the feeling of falling backwards. My favorite colour is the purple found in a soap bubble. I prefer to swap and exchange things rather than use money. I seek alignments, paradoxes, chance circumstance, loops, impossibilities and wit encountered in everyday life. I often change my mind, go full circle, and arrive at the beginning."