Daniel Chen is a painter based in San Francisco, California, who spent his formative years between the SF Bay Area and Taiwan. Instead of pursuing a legal career after college, he chose to follow his true passion. Daniel holds degrees from the Academy of Art University and the California College of the Arts.
His first lessons in painting came from his maternal grandfather, a traditional calligraphy painter and art teacher. In addition, his mother, based in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, is an oil painter. Daniel's work has been exhibited at Luna Rienne Gallery, Heron Art Gallery, and 111 Minna Gallery, and his art is part of the Chase Center Private Collection.
Daniel's artistic practice revolves around the exploration of space, color, and memory. Using oil on canvas, he employs linear planes, pixels, and striking color shifts to create enigmatic landscapes and memories. His work draws significant inspiration from Impressionists and currently encompasses two series: 'Pixels' and 'Interiors and Exteriors.' Influenced by artists like Claude Monet, Francis Bacon, and David Choe, Daniel's work represents a unique fusion of diverse artistic elements.