Moving between diverse styles and subjects, Dan Colen investigates the conceptual stakes of materiality and mark making. Interested in how the physical properties of mediums dictate their specific forms and symbolic resonances, Colen oscillates in his work between rigorous artisanal technique and the aesthetics of chance. Alongside his works in oil on canvas, he has often employed unconventional materials such as chewing gum. Here you can see and follow how a chewing gum painting is done.
Dan Colen | filmed by Out of Sync | NYC 2016
Camera and edit | Per Henriksen
Interview | Jesper Bundgaard
Producer | Out of Sync
© Out of Sync 2016