Daniel van Nes


SellFable City ‘Circuit Circus’

Daniel van Nes produces multidisciplinary works including illuminated engravings, drawings, paintings, installations, performances and virtual reality.

The artist is known for his installations incorporating unique engravings. Reviving the centuries-old techniques of copper and wood engraving, he transposes them to modern materials and new visual concepts, developing a new technique: ‘Illuminated Engraving’. The result of this meticulously handcrafted work can only be seen by use of light.

His work reflects on social and technological developments in modern day industrial world, in which concepts such as identity and reality often play a role. Arranging characters and elements in a ‘machine noir’ setting, he illuminates an undefined world that may be waiting for us in the future, or for some already exist in the present.

photo: Christina Bakuchava