Please note: Welcome, Isolation, and Today are displayed as a triptych, per the artist's request.
Daniel Nagel is a Graphic Designer and Screen Printer who lives and works in Peoria, Illinois.
He attended Western Illinois University where he received his bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in 2010. Shortly after graduation, Daniel moved to Dubai, UAE, where he was heavily influenced by his travels and the diverse cultural landscape. During his time in the Middle East, he was a resident artist at Tashkeel, an art facility established by Sheika Lateefa bint Maktoum. In 2018, he relocated to Peoria and began a residency at the Prairie
Center for the Arts. He spent his residency creating screen prints that were inspired by his travels abroad. Daniel uses limited colors and balanced compositions to create light-hearted and graphically pleasing works which are accompanied by a range of depth and dynamic textures. He now shares a studio space with his old screen printing professor at North Art Studios in Peoria, IL.
These 4 works were all screen printed by hand and contain a range of colors and textures. All of the pieces are framed.
“Welcome, Isolation, & Today,” are all two color prints with a gradient background. These prints depict a minimalistic tropical ocean and pool view. “Welcome,” shows an empty chair welcoming the viewer, “Isolation,” shows a singular palm tree directly in the middle, and “Today,” shows a lifeguard chair watching out over the ocean. The pieces are normally displayed next to one another in a specific order as all the pieces complement and flow with one another. These three works are framed and double-matted.
“Rehearsal,” is a three-color minimalistic print, depicting dancers rehearsing on a stage. The overlapping lines and colors show the moment of the dancers. The torn edges of the print are shown on top of red matting. The edges are also reminiscent of stage curtains.