Daniel Sparkes

Daniel Sparkes

UK

Sparkes works in the emerging genre of Comic Abstraction, performing interventions into the mundane fabric of life by injecting it with darkly comic motifs. The quotidian becomes a vehicle for social commentary and critique as Sparkes infuses it with his cartoonish characters that falter uncomfortably in a space between Seuss and Disney. His isoteric ‘gallows subversion’ is achieved through the corruption of found images, where Sparkes makes delicate ink drawings that invest the image with equal amounts of outrage and wonder. Sparkes has been nominated for the prestigious Jerwood drawing prize, created artwork for brands such as Nike and Warp Records and exhibited extensively across Europe and the United States.