Daniel Dewar is part of the artist duo Dewar and Gicquel together with Gregory Gicquel. Daniel was born in 1976 in Forest Dean, UK and lives and works in Brussels and is an advisory tutor at the Dirty Art Department since 2015.
From tapestry weaving to granite carving, from chain sawing to firing ceramics, Daniel Dewar and Grégory Gicquel’s artistic lexicon creates a joyful— albeit erudite—hodgepodge of types. Though the artists constantly quote pop culture references, thereby casually shrugging off the prevailing aesthetic canons and good taste, they do, however, take their place in the history of sculpture, from its ancient origins to the post-industrial era. The motifs they use throughout their work borrow as much from medieval recumbent effigies as from a form of abstraction developed by certain artists in the latter half of the 20th century. Accordingly, the series Mixed Ceramics (2011) bears resemblances to some of Arman’s archeological sculptures: In both cases, the texture of the found objects indicates a common interest in forms of sedimentation, thus producing a collusion of temporalities.
They are represented by Galerie Loevenbruck in Paris and are the recipient of the Prix Marcel Duchamp in 2012.