Harms Way

Daniel Agdag


Cardboard framed in Tasmanian Oak with ULTRAVIEW iron free glass
71.5 x 51.5 x 5 cm
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Daniel Adgag

About the artist

His process is one of simplification, working intuitively without detailed plans or drawings, he begins with a loose idea and builds on it as he works, very much akin to drawing rather than sculpting. Like drawing he removes and remakes elements as he creates the final work. This meandering approach often leads to both unusual forms and interesting juxtapositions within the work which all contribute to the overall aesthetic. Agdag’s preference for pared-down tools and materials allows him to be agile in his creative method. The limited palette and lack of color offer a limitless and interesting way to delineate between textures and surfaces. He feels this simplicity allows for the enormous complexity of his work.

He has exhibited solo shows in Melbourne, New York, and London and has been presented at several local and international art fairs including Melbourne Art Fair, Sydney Contemporary, Art Central Hong Kong, VOLTA Basel, and Art Fair Tokyo. His work is held in private collections in the United States, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, and Europe.

He has completed several private commissions, notably for Hermès Paris in 2014 and 2019 as well as a collaboration as Scenographer in 2021. A large-scale public commission – a steel installation for Hampton, ‘The Inspector’ in Abbotsford, Melbourne. His most recent commission ‘Lattice’ in 2022 was for the New York City Department of Education, New York.

In addition to fine art, Agdag is an accomplished filmmaker, he is a three-time Dendy Award winner and a two-time AACTA/AFI nominee and winner as well as being shortlisted for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film 2018.