Hyperabstraction is an entirely new approach to painting which evolved out of Daniel Adel’s dual training in both the purely figurative, academic tradition and in the conceptual intricacies of contemporary art. It is a new genre of painting which combines gestural abstraction with the technical knowledge base which developed over the course of centuries of painting. Inspired by the structural complexity of music, Adel’s innovation is to use techniques used in Renaissance painting to transform familiar brushstrokes and splatters into novel, organic shapes presented in light and shade—shapes which have no precedent in the history of art. His project, to create “Visible Music” features the expressive velocity and intensity of abstract painting merged with the mastery of painting three-dimensional form in light and shade which he has developed over the course of over three decades of realist studio practice.

Daniel Adel’s works are held in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC., 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.
His award-winning work has been featured on the covers and in the pages of magazines including Newsweek, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, TIME, and Vanity Fair, among scores of others.

Mr. Adel lives and works in the village of Lourmarin in Provence.
DANIEL ADEL American, b. 1962