Daniel Van Der Noon is an artist based in Aarhus, Denmark.
Born in the United Kingdom, Daniel Van Der Noon traded in the Thames after a short bout in London for Scandinavia. Nurturing a style of drawing that remained largely dormant throughout his studies in English Literature at the University of Leeds, Daniel’s hand-drawn vast city-scapes quickly found themselves on the gallery walls of Copenhagen and Aarhus.
Explaining a part of the reasoning behind his city-scapes Daniel Van Der Noon explains:
“What compels me to make these elaborate, soulful and aesthetic cityscapes extends beyond a mere interest in architecture. Etched into every line of a brick, backstreet or window is an intent to pour over the narrative of the city, or more broadly how we arrived at the modern conception of ‘the city’. From Accra to New York to Jakarta to Melbourne are places that we have arrived at both collectively and individually contributing through art, media, literature, architecture, spiritualism, war, propaganda, extortion, crime, love, ambition, depression. All things human. Unlike rainforests, or other natural environments, cities are the conclusion of an evolutionary pathway of human artifice/activity throughout history that have given shape to these thoroughbred human conurbations.”
Producing a number of solo exhibitions in both Copenhagen and Aarhus, having also been represented at the country’s prestigious art fairs Art Herning and Art Copenhagen Daniel Van Der Noon has also began to build a reputation on the continent also. Working with galleries and project leaders in Amsterdam, Hamburg and Shanghai a recent plug featured a photo series from a giant city mural at this year’s Trailer Park Festival which found it’s way on to a handful of San Francisco and New York’s reputable ‘urban art’ blogs.
A new addition to Sergeant Paper’s corpus of artists, Daniel Van Der Noon new series of Giclée prints draw on a variety of his drawing and compositional approaches towards representing architecture