Daniel Sparkes

Daniel Sparkes also known as Mudwig, born in England, works in the genre of Comic Abstraction, applying interventions to the mundane fabric of life by injecting it with dark painted and drawn motifs. The quotidian becomes a vehicle for social commentary as Sparkes corrupts found images with painterly cartoonish forms that falter stylistically between Dr Seuss, Philip Guston and bunker architecture. This ‘gallows subversion’ induces an arcane, yet awkwardly recognisable visual language that infuse his images with equal amounts of outrage and wonder.