Daniel Everett’s repertoire of work is nothing short of impressive; his mastery extends from mixed media, to print work, zines and installations. And just as he doesn't limit himself to one medium he attempts to cover a vast array of artistic territories with various themes and motifs running through his work. From industrial buildings, surveillance technologies and the use of industrial and contemporary spaces, are all ideas are explored.
Everett is fascinated with ‘the divide between an idealized vision of progress and the physical reality of the structures and objects left in its wake’ and this is evident in the way he represents the dichotomy between man-made structures and the natural world. He has collaborated with publications such as Disturber magazine and Shoplifters 1.2, his minimal aesthetic and passion for grids and line work positioning him as an enviable contemporary. In installation works such as Redactions (shown at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art), portraits of surveillance cameras are presented alongside televisions screen, flashing in pastel clarity “THE END.”
Everett mediates on our place in an industrial and technological society, the sparse whiteness of our manmade spaces and our rare glimpses of the sky. In his work, Everett explores the ideas of everything and nothing, and how we can understand and process our own progress and creation.
Words/ Ruby Giles