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Daniel Brents.

The Artist

Daniel BrentsDaniel Brents is an American artist who has lived and worked in Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East, as well as in every region of the United States. Following a career as an architect and urban planner, Daniel returned to painting in 2005, studying at the Glassell School of Art in Houston. During his three years of study, his paintings were chosen to be included in the annual exhibitions of student art.

His award-winning work is included in corporate and private art collections, and has been shown in juried exhibitions in Texas and elsewhere. A distinguished jury for the Hunting Art Prize (www.huntingartprize.com) chose one of his works as one of the 129 Finalists for the 2009 prize, out of more than 1,500 entries.

Artist's Statement

"My work is about unlikely mysteries that I find in commonplace settings. It explores the tensions between permanence and change. A blade of sunlight falls diagonally across an object at a fixed moment in time, representing orbital mechanics, both a singular moment and an endlessly repetitive phenomenon. My work inhabits an alternative universe where observed reality may be suspended, and where disparate visions are in fusion."

Education

2005-2008: Glassell School of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Beginning through Advanced Painting; Instructors: Patrick Palmer, Brian Portman; Printmaking; Instructor: Suzanne Manns

1968-1969: School of Architecture, Washington University, St. Louis; Master of Architecture and Urban Design

1964: Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines; Beginning Painting; Instructor: Jules Kirschenbaum

1957-1962: College of Architecture, Texas A&M University, College Station; Bachelor of Architecture; Art Instructors: Joseph Donelson, Alan Stacell

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