February 20th, 2010

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July 21st, 2015

28 August – 14 November 2015
Rochester Art Gallery, Medway Visitor Information Centre, Ground Floor, 95 High Street, Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX

Opening hours: Mon to Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun, 10.30am-5pm (closed on Sundays from October-March)

 – Paintings by Dan Perfect

Dan Perfect’s paintings begin with improvisational mark-making on paper. That vocabulary is then expanded through digital compositing to inspire large scale painted canvases full of detail, colour and dramatic gesture. These evoke a natural world bound up with technology; bold brush marks and sinewy flashes of neon dart across fluid, spacious backgrounds, whilst nascent figures, masks and beasts emerge as if summoned from some primal formlessness.
Implicit in Perfect’s practice is the question of how and when something animate arises; how we recognise ourselves emerge from the vast flowing river of sense-data and our endless surprise at burgeoning self-consciousness and mutating identity.

Perfect’s recent paintings eschew previously explicit forms to create a more abstract sensate field, with a profusion of drifting elements. Several possible simultaneous readings are suggested: the paintings as portraits; the frenzied actions of biology on a micro-scale; the hybrid forms of human information language.

Painter, Painter: Dan Perfect, Fiona Rae

April 20th, 2014

Painter, Painter: Dan Perfect, Fiona Rae
Exhibition Preview:
Thursday 1 May 2014, 6.30 – 8.30pm

Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery
Nottingham Castle
Off Friar Lane
Nottingham, NG1 6EL

*There is no need to RSVP for this event*

Presented in the Long Gallery, Painter, Painter: Dan Perfect, Fiona Rae is an exhibition of large-scale recent paintings by British artists Fiona Rae and Dan Perfect.

Both these artists find space between the abstract and the representational world in unique and distinctive ways. Committed to the expressive and enduring language of painting, they share a deep interest in our contemporary experience refracted through technology and cultural media, with manifestly different outcomes in their work. Perfect and Rae are married and live together, working in separate studios in the same building in London’s East End.

This is the first major simultaneous presentation of their paintings in a public gallery, and the first dedicated contemporary painting exhibition at Nottingham Castle for many years.

The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue designed by Peter Willberg, featuring texts by Martin Herbert, and is available to purchase for a special exhibition price of £12 from our shop (normal RRP £18.95).

Exhibition continues May 3 to July 6 2014

Here we go: A changing group show

October 18th, 2013

Karsten Schubert presents a changing group show of twenty eight artists in 3 parts. Part 2, Volume, includes ‘Cerberus’, a new painting by Dan Perfect. Volume is on until November 1st. Please check with the gallery for opening times.


Prophetic Drawing

November 29th, 2012

A group show curated by artist/writer William Corwin at George & Jorgen Gallery in Bermondsey. Artists include Dan Perfect, Fiona Rae, Sarah Lucas, Lucy Skaer and others

14th December 2012 – 25th January 2013

Private View: Thursday 13th December


John Moores Painting Prize 2012

October 25th, 2012

‘Future Sun’ selected as part of the John Moores 2012 exhibition. Runs from 15 September 2012 – 6 January 2013.

Saatchi Gallery In Adelaide: British Art Now: Group Show At The Art Gallery Of South Australia

August 25th, 2011

Dan Perfect has been selected as part of the group show Saatchi Gallery in Adelaide: British Art Now at the Art Gallery of South Australia.

Saatchi Gallery in Adelaide: British Art Now brings together the best of contemporary art straight from London’s internationally acclaimed Saatchi Gallery. It features groundbreaking works that challenge conventional artistic sensibilities, created by more than forty of the new generation of daring British contemporary artists.

New Wave: British Art Today

April 11th, 2011

Group show at Etemad Gallery in Dubai. Open until May 1st 2011. 

Last Week of Saatchi Gallery Show

April 11th, 2011

Last week of Newspeak: British Art Now at the Saatchi Gallery. Runs until April 17th 2011

Newspeak: British Art Now – Saatchi Gallery

October 9th, 2010

Dan Perfect’s paintings will be amongst those included in the second part of the show Newspeak at the Saatchi Gallery, October 27th 2010 until 17th April 2011.


Dæmonology – Last day, Saturday 10th April

April 9th, 2010

Come along and join us for a drink and a last look at the show on Saturday 11-5pm