Daniel Green’s (b. 1985, San Francisco, CA) artwork conveys an intense and playful fascination with American entertainment and popular culture. Working on wood, cardboard, and paper, Green uses ink to draw figures from television, politics, sports, or history, and then carefully lists dates, titles of shows and songs, cities, and names. Within the dense repetition of his lists sometimes lurks a brief, but direct, personal statement, “Now Eric,” “Shut Up Gilles,” “No More Treasure Island Movin’ Back,” which comments on his immediate environment and concerns. These short bursts of the personal show that inside this impressive visual display of his memory, the present moment is registered, but must be actively sought out amid the tangle of other stimuli.
Green began working at Creativity Explored in 2008, and his work has been exhibited internationally. In 2015, Green’s artwork Basketball Michael Jordan, 2014, was selected for honorable mention in the Big-i Art Project’s fifth open call.