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Daniel Zeller

(United States of America 1965 – )

Title
Metro-plex
Year
2003
Media category
Drawing
Materials used
ink on paper
Dimensions

35.5 x 28.0 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed l.r., pencil "... D Zeller". Not dated.
Credit
Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Morris Low 2013
Accession number
248.2013
Copyright
© Daniel Zeller
Location
Not on display
Further information

Daniel Zeller is based in New York and has exhibited extensively in the United States. Working mainly in ink, pen, and pencil, Zeller’s sketch-sized drawings are stunningly complex and develop from an interest in science, the natural world, anatomy, the human body, technology, the microscopic and visions of the world as seen from satellites. ‘Horror vacui’ in its visual style, Zeller’s drawings are in fact executed in a methodical manner that recalls works of Sol LeWitt and Bridget Riley. Equally intricate and labour intensive, Zeller’s drawing continues an interest in drawing as a speculative tool that reveals the complexity in life. His drawings posit a futuristic vision, but also expose an artistic process that dutifully works across the page in real terms. The imagery, anatomical and topographical in appearance, clearly references a history of drawing, and from the first mark on the page, is in search of a new discovery.

Exhibition history (1)

Flat Files, Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, 2003–2003