Silent Spring – Emilia

Daniel Keys

50 in stock


“In 2011 Britain was still struggling to find its way out of the “Great Recession” of 2008; with unemployment rates the highest since 1994 and with 6.2 million households identified as financially vulnerable.

In October 2011 the government’s plan to cut £20bn from the NHS in an “Efficiency Drive” was in full swing. Marjorie Wallace, chief executive of the charity SANE, said: “It is all too easy to find the cuts demanded by NHS efficiency savings in mental health.”

This project reflects the increasingly difficult circumstances faced by those living with some form of mental health problem in the suburbs of Britain.”

Includes a 2.6 cm x 2.6 cm pure white inside border. Our limited editions are printed to the highest standards and made to order for environmental reasons. Each print is numbered and hand-signed by the artist.

DIMENSIONS | 50.8 x 40.6 cm
MEDIUM | Archival Ink on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Pearl Paper | Limited Edition of 50 Giclée prints
AUTHENTICITY | Signed certificate of authenticity

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Daniel Keys is a British photographic artist whose work combining analogue photographic techniques, digital scanning and manipulation has been exhibited in major cities such as London, Rome, Berlin, Vancouver, Budapest and Indiana. With a BA in Photography from Middlesex University, Daniel’s striking photographs are a blend of documentary, fine art and conceptual work and are regularly featured in photography magazines.

Through the use of natural or incidental light to convey the passing of time, it is the intense need to document the slow unfolding of the moment that defines Daniel’s practice. Playing with light, grain and composition to create a slight interference of the visual sense, there is a beautiful atmospheric feeling that stems from his photographs.

“I was always interested in highlighting social injustices and inaccurate representations of people. I think that comes from my own history of being from a working-class family and also being a gay person. I was faced from quite a young age with people telling me what I was and it not sticking.”

Weaving his own narrative into his work, Daniel introduces the idea of displacement within one’s own environment creating an uncanny and unsettling feeling in the viewer. At the heart of his reflection is a conscious and slow deconstruction of societal norms and a deep questioning of people’s behaviours to one another. For Daniel, photography becomes a powerful tool to break free from the feeling of not fitting in, connect with people and ask the question - where do we go from here.

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Education | BA (Hons) Photography, Middlesex University

Featured | Shoot Film, 2017; Wertn, 2014; Murn Magazine; Your Exhibition, 2018; Don’t Take Pictures; Film Shooters Collective; fLIP Magazine, Issues 32, 31, 30, 29; Source Magazine London; LIP 26th & 27th Annual Catalogues; Conjunction Zine, Waiting

Exhibitions | Portrait Salon, Peckham Levels (London), 2018; L.I.P Annual Exhibition, Espacio Gallery (London), 2018 - 2014; LoosenArt , Millepiani Gallery (Rome), 2018 & 2017; Salon Des Refuses, Candid Arts Trust (London), 2017; Dreamscapes: A Light and Dark Interpretation, School of Fine Art (Indiana), 2017; Feminine/Masculine, PH21 Gallery (Budapest), 2017; Photo-Forum, The Printspace (London), 2016; FotoFilmic PULP Print Exhibition, PULP Gallery (Vancouver), 2016; Portrait Salon Metro Imaging (London), 2016; Photomonth Photo Open, Richmix (London), 2016 & 2015; 8th Greenwich Annuale Greenwich Gallery (London), 2016

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