Dan Arps

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Dan Arps, Seated Figure, 2017, bronze, patina, 950 x 800 x 800mm

Dan Arps, Schreber Monument, (Washed Jedi), 2015, polyurethane, paint, 330 x 420 x 45mm

Dan Arps, Soft Grid (Evil Olive), 2015, polyurethane, paint, 900 x 900mm

Dan Arps, Plastic Mouthfeel II, Installation detail, Michael Lett, 2015

Dan Arps, Plastic Mouthfeel II, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2015

Dan Arps, Tree Form, 2015, dye-sublimation print on satin, 1700 x 1200mm

Dan Arps, Painting for Welfare Office, 2014, polyurethane resin, paint, 340 x 430 x 45mm

 

Dan Arps, Freedom Farmers, Installation view, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, 2013

Dan Arps, After Hobson Gardens, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2013

Dan Arps, Weak Idea Grid Study I, 2011, paper, acrylic on canvas, epoxy, steel, wood, 610 x 515 x 65mm

Dan Arps, Hobson Gardens, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2011

Dan Arps, A Rock That Was Taught It Was A Bird, Installation view, Artspace, 2010

Dan Arps, A Rock That Was Taught It Was A Bird, Installation view, Artspace, 2010

Dan Arps, Explaining Things, Installation view, Walters Prize, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, 2010

Dan Arps, Explaining Things, Installation view, Walters Prize, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, 2010

Dan Arps, Schreber Monument, (Washed Jedi), 2015, polyurethane, paint, 330 x 420 x 45mm

Dan Arps, Plastic Mouthfeel II, Installation detail, Michael Lett, 2015

Dan Arps, Tree Form, 2015, dye-sublimation print on satin, 1700 x 1200mm

Dan Arps, Freedom Farmers, Installation view, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, 2013

Dan Arps, Weak Idea Grid Study I, 2011, paper, acrylic on canvas, epoxy, steel, wood, 610 x 515 x 65mm

Dan Arps, A Rock That Was Taught It Was A Bird, Installation view, Artspace, 2010

Dan Arps, Explaining Things, Installation view, Walters Prize, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, 2010

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Dan Arps is an Auckland based artist whose installations sculptures and paintings fuse architecture, public space, nomadic structures expand on modernist traditions of  abstraction, alienation and the everyday to explore and respond to the urban environment and contemporary subjectivity.  Arps has exhibited extensively in New Zealand and Australia with occasional sojourns further afield, including the solo exhibitions Nested Cells at Michael Lett, Auckland (2017) and Overproof Recombinants at Robert Heald Gallery Wellington (2019) and the group exhibitions Necessary Distraction at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki (2015) and Abject Failures at Hastings City Art Gallery (2018).

 
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Dan Arps, Seated Figure, 2017, bronze, patina, 950 x 800 x 800mm

Dan Arps, Schreber Monument, (Washed Jedi), 2015, polyurethane, paint, 330 x 420 x 45mm

Dan Arps, Soft Grid (Evil Olive), 2015, polyurethane, paint, 900 x 900mm

Dan Arps, Plastic Mouthfeel II, Installation detail, Michael Lett, 2015

Dan Arps, Plastic Mouthfeel II, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2015

Dan Arps, Tree Form, 2015, dye-sublimation print on satin, 1700 x 1200mm

Dan Arps, Painting for Welfare Office, 2014, polyurethane resin, paint, 340 x 430 x 45mm  

Dan Arps, Freedom Farmers, Installation view, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, 2013

Dan Arps, After Hobson Gardens, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2013

Dan Arps, Weak Idea Grid Study I, 2011, paper, acrylic on canvas, epoxy, steel, wood, 610 x 515 x 65mm

Dan Arps, Hobson Gardens, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2011

Dan Arps, A Rock That Was Taught It Was A Bird, Installation view, Artspace, 2010

Dan Arps, A Rock That Was Taught It Was A Bird, Installation view, Artspace, 2010

Dan Arps, Explaining Things, Installation view, Walters Prize, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, 2010

Dan Arps, Explaining Things, Installation view, Walters Prize, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, 2010