Signed Red Painting on reverse. 122 x 91. Acrylic on canvas. By Harvet Daniels born 1936
Artist statement- Concepts
During the 1960s my work was loosely described as coming from Pop Art. This period of my work is currently being re-evaluated and collected. The work of Joan Miro, Stuart Davis, Henri Matisse and Paul Klee is very important to me. My enthusiasm is driven by celebration, energy and joy. The art writer Professor Michael Tucker describes it as the ‘visionary intensity of the seer or magician’ and, ‘one of the most joyous and colourful of post Kandinsky oeuvres’. The distinguished art historian Norbert Lynton wrote of it as ‘pure visual carnival’. My development is recorded in the 2003 book of drawings and also in the catalogue, ‘Harvey Daniels 10 Years’. Drawing has always been part of my practice, though colour and structure remains dominant. ‘He slams red and black onto raspberry yogurt, loses pink in lilac and lets bright lemon look for it’ (Larry Berryman, Arts Review 1990).