René Daniëls


1950, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

René Daniëls occupies a prominent place in the history of contemporary art from the latter half of the 20th century, despite the fact that his career was abruptly interrupted in 1987 after he suffered a stroke. Emerging in the late 1970s, when figurative and expressive painting once again became popular, Daniëls soon developed an original, personal language. Although he enjoyed early recognition, Daniëls had no qualms about experimenting with different pictorial styles. Nevertheless, certain motifs recur under constantly changing forms, following an associative, dream-like logic. Not unlike a composer, Daniëls devises variations on a theme. From 1984 onwards, one motif was to play a dominant role: that of an exhibition room seen in perspective. This form, resembling a bow tie, is reproduced in compositions in which he plays with mirroring effects, overlapping layers, or changes of direction.


Museum Wiels - Fragments of an Unfinished Novel

Available Artwork

Het Schoolbestuur is het oneens met de EG-Bepalingen, 1984
screenprint on paper
80 x 95.5 cm
Edition: 45
Framed (Profilex, Amsterdam)
// Price on request


Lland Stival, 1985
screenprint on paper
114.5 x 84.4 cm
Edition: 120
in original frame
// Price on request