Dan Price

Price’s work explores contemporary culture’s thirst for consumable media by slowing down the process of drawing, representing a kind of antithesis to urgency. The drawings attempt to compress a stretch of time into one static moment, examining themes of mortality and transience present in the everyday. They embrace celebrity and deformity as equal propositions for subject matter, but even at their most grotesque – a ruined face, a bulbous forehead, torn and ruptured flesh – they are executed with such precision and delicacy as to be strangely beguiling and seductive.
Price is a Melbourne based artist who completed a BFA in drawing at RMIT in 2004 and has exhibited at Bus Gallery, Imp, Block Projects and TCB inc. His work is held in private collections in both Melbourne and Sydney.