Daniel Adel embraces a lyrical musicality in his paintings, demonstrating both a mastery of the medium and a willingness to explore its boundaries.
Several of Adel’s paintings were featured in the Lincoln Center production of Ten Unknowns starring Donald Sutherland. His portrait of Frank Langella as Clare Quilty appeared in Adrian Lyne's film, Lolita. His artwork was featured on the cover of the Newsweek issue announcing the release of Star Wars Episode 1. His portrait of President George W. Bush appeared on the Person of the Year cover of TIME magazine.
Adel’s work is held in public and private collections in Germany, México, Peru, Saudi Arabia, England, the United States, France, Belgium, Hong Kong, and Luxembourg. Among these are The National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC., Starland Museum, Beijing, The New York Stock Exchange, New York City Hall, The New York State Court of Appeals, Princeton University, Yale University, Dartmouth College and Union Pacific Railroad. Private collections include Pierre Cardin, Graydon Carter, Whoopi Goldberg, Rupert Murdoch and Ken Fulk.
Lydian, Vermillion, 2022
Oil and Acrylic on Linen
Resonance is a series of abstract paintings that combines figurative and gestural techniques, using both handcrafted and 3D printed tools.
This series was inspired by abstract expressionism, Asian calligraphy, contrapuntal and polyphonic music, and artists including Jackson Pollack, Robert Motherwell, David Reed, Hokusai and, most recently, Fabienne Verdier.
“New is something you rarely find in 21st Century art. Daniel Adel has found it, refined it and expressed it on canvas.”
Still Waters, ARCADIA CONTEMPORARY
What The..?, ARCADIA CONTEMPORARY
Water, Water... Everywhere, ARCADIA CONTEMPORARY
ARCADIA CONTEMPORARY at LA Art Show 2016, ARCADIA CONTEMPORARY