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Drawing from a deep well of traditional artistry, Daniel Fleur’s paintings marry time-honored techniques with narratives quintessentially rooted in our contemporary epoch. His commitment to realism, honed through extensive training, acts as both a tribute to and a tool for exploring the nuances of the modern human experience. The subjects and themes, seemingly everyday at first glance, dive deep into the intricacies of pleasure, beauty, materialism, and societal hierarchies.

 

For instance, take a piece like "Staycation", which depicts a human in a solarium. While superficially it's a commentary on modern recreations or the growing sentiment of ‘flight shame’, it also hints at deeper yearnings — the need to escape, if only momentarily, from life's inexorable grind. Similarly, "It Could Have Been Worse" with its vivid portrayal of a man on vacation, plagued by mosquitos, brings forth the irony of our search for perfect moments, highlighting the inevitable imperfections that come with them. 

 

The works do not just stop at a singular narrative. Instead, they beckon viewers to peer beyond the initial story, inviting them to unravel the layers of interpretation intricately woven into each scene. In "Never too much", the dripping pizza cheese might be a celebration of indulgence or a reflection on our society's excesses. "The Journey is the Goal" isn't just about the allure of luxury; it delves into our perceptions of success and the cultural worship of material wealth.

 

This intentional ambiguity in Fleur’s creations challenges viewers, pushing them to ponder, reflect, and question. Each painting is a tapestry of tales, capturing the complex, multifaceted, and often contradictory emotions and aspirations that define our shared human journey.

 

Born in Lemera, D. R. of the Congo, 1992
Lives and works in Malmö, Sweden

 

Education
MFA, Malmö Art Academy
BFA, Malmö Art Academy


Selected Solo Exhibitions
Painters Painting Paintings (forthcoming)

Yet To Be Perfected, KANT Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Work Hard, Play Hard, Wadström Tönnheim Gallery, Malmö, Sweden
The Bright Future Is Ours, Wadström Tönnheim Gallery, Marbella, Spain
Opaque Referents Of Merge, Stene Projects Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Most Recently Used, Krognoshuset, Lund, Sweden
Full Size Render, KANT Gallery, Copenhagen, 
Denmark
8,192 Different Levels Of Pressure Sensitivity, Wadström Tönnheim Gallery, Malmö, Sweden

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

Play It As It Lays, de Boer Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (forthcoming)

A Quiet Room, A Place In Your Heart, WOAW Gallery, Singapore, Singapore

Polyfoni 6, Galleri Thomas Wallner, Simris, Sweden

That's Entertainment, KANT Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Ouverture, À I'inconnu, PALM Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

Open Eyes Signal, Galleria Annarumma, Naples, Italy

Petit Salon, Curated by Ebba de Faire, C/O Sothebys, Stockholm, Sweden

The Many Faces Of The Self, Ars Belaga, Brussels, Belgium
Christmas Show - A Swedish Smorgasbord Curated By Ebba de Faire And Joakim Ödlund, C/O Sothebys, Stockholm, Sweden
Jag Bor I En Annan Värld Men Du Bor Ju I Samma - Drömmare Söder Om Hallandsåsen, Ravinen Konsthall, Båstad, Sweden
Main Entrance, Casinot XXH, Malmö, Sweden
vidd, Galleri CC, Malmö, Sweden
Polyfoni 5, Galleri Thomas Wallner, Simris, Sweden
BESTSELLER By Pro Tempore Art, Galleri Bo Bjergaard, Copenhagen, 
Denmark
MKH, Galleri Arnstedt, Östra Karup, Sweden
From Sweden With Love, Wadström Tönnheim Gallery, Marbella, Spain
Malmö - So There, Galleri Thomas Wallner, Simris, Sweden
التحف/Museet/The Museum, Malmö Art Museum, Malmö, Sweden
Polyfoni 4, Galleri Thomas Wallner, Simris, Sweden
Polyfoni 3, Galleri Thomas Wallner, Simris, Sweden

Selected Art Fairs

Art Rotterdam, KANT Gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Art Antwerp, de Boer Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

Urvanity Art Fair, Wadström Tönnheim Gallery, Madrid, Spain
VOLTA Art Fair, Wadström Tönnheim Gallery, New York, USA
Urvanity Art Fair, Wadström Tönnheim Gallery, Madrid, Spain
Obertura Carabanchel, Wadström Tönnheim Gallery, Madrid, Spain
Drawing Room Art Fair, Wadström Tönnheim Gallery, Madrid, Spain
Drawing Room Art Fair, Wadström Tönnheim Gallery, Madrid, Spain
ESTAMPA Contemporary Art Fair, Wadström Tönnheim Gallery, Madrid, Spain


Scholarships & Grants
One Year Working Grant, The Swedish Art Grants Committee
Ellen Trotzig Scholarship
Studio Scholarship
Helge A:xson Johnsons Scholarship
E & H Bergman/Munthe Sandberg, The Royal Academy of Fine Arts
Malmö Konststudio Scholarship

Collections
Public Art Agency Sweden
Malmö Art Museum
Region Skåne

Private Collections in Europe, North America and Asia

Biography/about
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