Size: 31"W x 48"H x 2"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
This piece is comprised of many canvas scraps some mounted on wood with a velcro backing arranged on veltex, in a wood frame. The piece is completely reconfigurable givent that each fragment is attached to the backing by velcro.
I focus on light: the way that light permeates and shapes our world, and how our practices in that world are in turn suffused with light. As a Brooklyn native, I choose abstract forms that resemble the buildings my youth and, later, the smooth stones of Jerusalem.
I begin with painting on canvas but often cut those paintings up into smaller pieces and mount them on movable materials including magnetic sheeting and veltex. This way I extend the creative process to the viewer and allow works which are re-configurable over time.
Born and bred in New York City, Daniel Wolfe spent many childhood afternoons at the city's museums inspired by the symbolism of Paul Klee and the overpowering color and scale of Mark Rothko. Wolfe studied at the High School of Music and Art in Manhattan and later State University of New York, from which he graduated with a major in Studio Art in 1995. Wolfe also studied abroad in Jerusalem where he began a spiritual quest that infused his abstract expressionist style with mystical themes. He now lives and works in Brooklyn with his wife and 4 kids.