Daniel Buchner (1984), is a self-taught, digitally native artist. With a background in electronic dance music, he creates his art as he makes his music, exclusively on the computer. His works are created 100% digitally.
Daniel takes tiny images of inspirational photographs, artwork, etc. Then he removes all colour gradients, so that hard-edged colour pixels remain. After that he edits, rearranges, cuts, pastes and combines - composes, if you like - these pixels to become new works of art.
The titles of his compositions always refer to the original work from which the pixels were taken. This way, the old always remains connected to the new. Perpetually capturing the present.
In the early 20th century a movement began in the Netherlands under the supervision of Theo van Doesburg. It was called De Stijl or Neoplasticism. Its most famous member was Piet Mondrian.
De Stijl advocated the expression of a new utopian ideal of spiritual harmony and order through abstraction and universality. Reduction of form and colour to the essentials.
There were turbulent times both in art and in everyday life. Now, more than 100 years in the future, turbulent times arise again. Global crises and difficulties reign. Balance is no longer an ideal, it is a necessity.
Daniel says: "My compositions are an exploration into a new Neoplasticism. Order through abstraction in form and colour. Leaning heavily on the vision of spiritual harmony".