Over the last two years, Daniel Valentin has created a body of work born out of observations of the everyday life around him, the moments that happen in the edges of the frame.
His photographs depict domestic interiors as stages for complex familial attachments, juxtaposing those with the stillness of landscape and body. The images move across these spaces, exploring the traces of emotions that each contains.
Through this exploration, Valentin attempts to understand what it means to make a space in the world, how one fits in it and the role close familial relationships play in forming one’s consciousness. He seeks to capture the liminal space where he often finds himself, between the interiority of his world and the exteriority of the people and places around him. These boundaries are not clearly defined and often blur into each other, creating an ever-present tension that floats through the work.
Daniel Valentin (New Jersey) is a visual artist working primarily in photography. He received a BFA in photography and a BA in political science from William Paterson University. In 2012, he had a solo exhibition at the Saskia Fernando Gallery in Colombo titled Fragments of the Ordinary. Since then he has been in group shows at the Power Arts Gallery at William Paterson University (2013), Valley Arts in Orange, New Jersey (2014), and in several New York City shows (2014–2016).
Thursday, March 8 | 6–8 PM
March 8–10 | By appointment only. Contact: DValentin18@students.icp.edu
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