Daniel Maidman's Blue Leah cycle documents a crisis, and renewal, of faith in figurative painting. Re-examining his assumptions, Maidman stripped his work down to the roots of perception, interaction, and depiction. The figure emerges on a monumental scale, purified, new, frighteningly alone. And yet, within this solitude, humanism persists. Even under scouring, personality and emotion remain. The method of excavation of these plain truths bestows a profound sense of relief on encountering them in the work. Their persistence within the formalism of the context resolves the crisis of faith that inspired Blue Leah.
Daniel's work has been shown in juried exhibitions nationally, as well as having been selected by the Saatchi Gallery to be displayed at Gallery Mess in London. His art and writing on art have been featured in ARTnews, Poets/Artists, American Art Collector, Hyperallergic, International Artist, Manifest, The Artist’s Magazine, and the publishing arm of SUNY-Potsdam. He blogs for The Huffington Post and Artist Daily. His writing on Da Vinci is currently taught at DePaul University and Roosevelt University. His paintings range from the figure and portraiture, to still lives and landscapes, to investigations of machinery, architecture, and microflaura. His images occupy a spectrum from high rendering to almost total abstraction. His work is included in numerous private collections, among them those of New York Magazine senior art critic Jerry Saltz, Chicago collector Howard Tullman, Disney senior vice president Jackson George, best-selling novelist China Miéville, and author Kathleen Rooney. He lives and paints in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Daniel's last solo exhibition, 'Blue Leah', may be viewed here.
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|Blue Leah III, Oil on Canvas, 24x36, Sold|
|Blue Leah II, Oil on Canvas, 24x36|
|Blue Leah I, Oil on Canvas, 24x36|
|Blue Leah IV, Oil on Canvas, 24x36|
|Blue Leah V, Oil on Canvas, 48x36|
|Blue Leah VI, Oil on Canvas, 48x36|
|Blue Leah VIII, Oil on Canvas, 24x24|
|Blue Leah IX, Oil on Canvas, 24x24|
|Blue Leah X, Oil on Canvas, 24x24|