Daniel Brice

b. 1961 in Glendale, California; lives in La Crescenta, California

Artist Daniel Brice’s mixed-media canvases and works on paper are studies in the use of line and color to convey, through simple gestural movements, a complex world of ideas. For most of his career, he has chosen to use minimalist geometric abstraction as imagery. Brice returned to Tamarind multiple times to collaborate with Tamarind printers on editioned works and monotypes with watercolor, expanding his interest in using layers to create a constantly shifting visual field.

 Brice has exhibited work throughout the U.S, most extensively in Southern California, and his work can be found in the collections of Ohio Wesleyan University Museum, OH; Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA; Smith College, Northampton, MA.

My work and especially the work I made at Tamarind is about an act, best described by flat and overused words like spontaneous and improvisational. I cringe at these words. My escape in this world comes through the act of music making…a collaborative activity. These pieces are at their core an extension of the act of making somewhat organized sound. The atmospheric considerations and the linear line are the limited palatte which I feel comfortable working through. The collaboration with Bill Lagattuta was a great experience for me. His wisdom and knowledge and most importantly, his kindness created a dynmaic environment in which to work.
–Daniel Brice