This gallery has a knack for finding top representational talent from across the United States — and the globe. They’ve done it again with their latest addition.
Although the esteemed Arcadia Contemporary is now located in Los Angeles, the move hasn’t stopped the gallery from mounting exquisite exhibitions and adding to a stable of talented artists.
As announced just days ago, Arcadia Contemporary is welcoming Spanish-born painter Daniel Coves. The gallery writes, “It is our mission to find those precious, few individuals whose works are the ‘perfect storm’ of skill and unique imagery that combine to reveal an ‘individual voice’ through their paintings. Born in 1985, Coves grew up in Spain, earning a fine arts degree and Masters in Artistic Production from the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos in Valencia. Now residing in Berlin, Coves creates portraits that depict his subjects in highly unusual ways. This deliberate presentation creates an almost ‘Rorschach Test-like’ effect with the viewer. Immediately recognized by the Jury of the BP Portrait Awards, the art world’s most prestigious portrait competition, Coves, at only 28 years of age, was selected as a finalist for this international competition. Selected again in 2015, his work was part of an installation in London’s National Portrait Gallery which then traveled to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh.”
To learn more, visit Arcadia Contemporary.
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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