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Daniel Zeller

United States of America

1965 –

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  • Details

    Media category
    Materials used
    graphite on paper
    30.0 x 22.0 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., pencil "... D Zeller 2000".

    Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Morris Low 2013
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Daniel Zeller
    Artist information
    Daniel Zeller

    Works in the collection


  • About

    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

    Shown in 1 exhibition

    • Drawing, Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, 2001–2001

Other works by Daniel Zeller