Daniel Chesney's painting is smart and self-referential. His quotations include nearly all of European art history, including Romanticism, Impressionism and even contemporary editorial images. Chesney is an autodidact, understanding and assimilating a host of influences. His work avoids, however, the cynical irony that characterizes most Post-modernism, aligning itself with the timeless beauty that inspires every generation. Rich and painterly, Chesney's art transcends its influences even while paying tribute to them.
Daniel will be showing his work at Drama Beauty on November 7 as part of Art on Ashland, the East Village Art Walk.