Nashville, TN | Painting, Sculpture, Installation
Duncan McDaniel is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice combines light, color, found objects and traditional art-making techniques to facilitate fine art in the commercial gallery setting as well as art in the public realm. Through these multiple techniques and venues, Duncan incorporates art and design into an intrinsic experience of finding harmony and joy within each piece. Highlighting the connection between man and nature, the artist uses bright colors that reflect shapes and patterns that are nestled harmoniously in between the natural, manmade, and unseeable worlds.There is an overarching directness and simplicity of the work that speaks to viewers from all walks of life.
After receiving an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2006, Duncan has embarked on a creative exploration of interpreting the world around him into visual art. Duncan has exhibited work in public places and galleries nationally. Duncan’s public art can be seen throughout the south eastern region including a children’s hospital in Knoxville, a sculptural park in the Burlington area, and sculptural bike racks in the Nashville area.
My work is about a creative journey and an exploration of my own personal aesthetic and how it spontaneously influences my interpretation of the world around me. Ranging from oil paintings, drawings, public art, and site specific installations my techniques are varied and whimsical. Through these multiple avenues I am always searching for the better artist within myself. This open ended journey always leads me somewhere new and uncharted, and hopefully with a plethora of exciting objects and images to show for along the way.