One Artist Undertakes Two Eerie Art Mediums in Phantasmagoria
Daniel Price is an artist known for his work in various art mediums, including bookmaking, ceramics and oil painting.
For Phantasmagoria, Price has two different mediums displayed: oil on panel and ceramics. Both pieces ooze creepy vibes. “String Theory” is a headless corpse-like painting and “Tea Pot” appears to be made out of flesh.
Do you make a lot of spooky art?
A lot of my stuff does come out to be in the realm of horror fantasy and or spooky.
What's your favorite medium to work with?
Personally, I love working with clay; pottery seems to be my calling and it's amazing to create something out of nothing with your hands and some dirt.
And, its super interesting figuring out how some clays heat up at different temps based on the glaze’s chemical make up — whether it’s low fire techniques, like raku or pit firing, or mid- to high- temp, like electric kiln oxidation or soda reduction kiln firing. Creating glazes of these basic powder form of chemicals is a lot of fun. They all do different things depending on the heat and application of the glaze.
I also seem to gravitate toward oil painting as well. There is something really satisfying about layering up oiled pigments on a piece of wood or stretched canvas to create an image. I use oil paints, canvas or wood panels, paintbrushes and a lot of imagination.
What inspires you to make art?
I’ve always loved art throughout the years, but growing up with a learning disability, characterized as a huge concentration issue, I didn't do so well in school and still struggle to this very day. But, art is the one thing I can concentrate on for hour and hours without taking a single milligram of medication to help me concentrate. Plus, I love how I can express myself and lose myself in my art and really be me, you know?