Work samples

  • Fists of Fury
    Fists of Fury

About Daniel

Baltimore City - Highlandtown A&E District

After moving to Highlandtown in 1996 Daniel Schiavone quickly became involved in neighborhood revitalization efforts which led to developing the Patterson Theater as a home for the Creative Alliance. After leaving the Creative Alliance, he continued to contribute to the community creating highly visible events including the Highlandtown Wine Festival and the Highlandtown Basement Bar Tour. He served on the Enoch Pratt Anchor Library Steering Committee and led efforts to develop the… more

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unstretched

My unstretched series preserves an unfinished quality in the works, an open-ended-ness physically and narratively. The canvas was primed with rabbit skin glue to retain the natural color of the canvas. The paint has been built up — canvas, under painting, and drawing exposed. I want the viewer to get a sense of where these objects come from, that a person stood in front of them with a brush, reacting to each new mark. There was no preconception, no formula. Self awareness can be an obstacle. Self-consciousness is not easy to avoid for a trained artist. Yet it can be something to push against. These works strive for immediacy. Dressed down, undressed, and unstretched.

  • spider
    spider
    acrylic on canvas My unstretched series preserves an unfinished quality in the works, an open-ended-ness physically and narratively. The canvas was primed with rabbit skin glue to retain the natural color of the canvas. The paint has been built up — canvas, under painting, and drawing exposed. I want the viewer to get a sense of where these objects come from, that a person stood in front of them with a brush, reacting to each new mark. There was no preconception, no formula. Self awareness can be an obstacle. Self-consciousness is not easy to avoid for a trained artist. Yet it can be something to push against. These works strive for immediacy. Dressed down, undressed, and unstretched. My unstretched series preserves an unfinished quality in the works, an open-ended-ness physically and narratively. The canvas was primed with rabbit skin glue to retain the natural color of the canvas. The paint has been built up — canvas, under painting, and drawing exposed. I want the viewer to get a sense of where these objects come from, that a person stood in front of them with a brush, reacting to each new mark. There was no preconception, no formula. Self awareness can be an obstacle. Self-consciousness is not easy to avoid for a trained artist. Yet it can be something to push against. These works strive for immediacy. Dressed down, undressed, and unstretched.
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  • Family Tree
    Family Tree
    family tree, acrylic on canvas
  • ring
    ring
    ring, acrylic on canvas
  • dryad
    dryad
    dryad, oil on canvas
  • archangel
    archangel
    archangel, acrylic on canvas
  • tube
    tube
    tube, oil stick and oils on canvas
  • worm
    worm
    worm, acrylic on canvas

apparitions and premonitions

Apparitions and premonitions is a series of paintings and drawing that span 911. The paintings expressed a feeling of foreboding by depicted a ghosts hovering above a city. With the destruction of the Buddhas of Bamiyan in March of 2001 the work began to contemplate world events. The series ended with a small group of paintings that tried to digest the events of 911. Viewers have mentioned that the series contained some prophecy.

  • ghosts over the city
    ghosts over the city
  • Shadow
    Shadow

    oil on canvas

    52" x 69"

    2001

  • idolatry
    idolatry

    oil on canvas

    62" x 85"

    2001

  • buddha
    buddha

    oil on canvas

    43" x 32"

    2002

  • flight
    flight

    oil stick and oil on canvas

    2001

gylphs

  • cloven
    cloven

    charcoal on paper

    18" x 24"

    1999

  • men
    men

    charcoal on paper

    24" x 18"

    1999

  • muse
    muse
    muse, oil on paper, 48" x 80", 1996
  • shear
    shear

    charcoal on paper

    24" x 18"

    1999

  • domestic
    domestic
    domestic, oil on canvas, 60" x 80", 1998
  • saint
    saint
    saint, oil on canvas, 48" x 69", 1996
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  • doubt
    doubt

    oil on canvas

    48" x 69"

    1996

  • touch
    touch
    touch, oil on canvas, 42" x 64", 1996
  • heart
    heart

    oil on canvas

    42" x 64"

    1996