Daniel Segrove
Texts and Artworks

Daniel Segrove is a young emerging mix media artist from San Francisco, California who recently graduated from Academy Of Art University in 2014. Daniel Segrove's work is about human emotion described by combining the outer physical expression of the figures with his inner self expressive abstract marks.

He often works on burnt paper and other fragile surfaces to coincide with the fragile psyche of his figures. Daniel Segrove tries to combine many different mediums, artistic techniques, and textures to create a cohesive and unique artwork that the viewer can connect with.


Daniel Segrove - Painter - Galerie d'art de FranconyPrivate collection - Daniel Segrove


My work focuses on my own perspective on life, identity, and empathy. I paint and draw people who are close to me or if they have a story I can relate too. My style consists of meticulous studies of anatomy and form, as well as pieces that explore a more emotional and expressive theme. I consider myself a figurative artist; I have been in love with portraits and the human form since I was a child. I find that as an artist, I can relate the most to art that has figures I can identify with and see a narrative of their story.

I try to capture an emotion or narrative of the figures I draw and paint. I can only consider that my work is finished if I feel that I have captured the right emotional energy to my work. I work in many mediums and use mix media in a lot of my artwork as well. I frequently paint with oil, as well as mixing mediums like charcoal, acrylic, and ink in my art. I find that when I combine multiple mediums it creates interesting and beautiful layers, just like a person’s life has many layers.

With my artwork I try to conceptualize how I can put myself in someone else’s shoes. I try to paint figures with an emotional feeling people can connect too; whether that is frustration, ecstacy, or loss of identity. Hopefully I am able to capture these emotions and connect the viewer to the figure in the artwork.


Daniel Segrove - Painter - Galerie d'art de FranconyPrivate collection - Daniel Segrove


Awards

2014
- Academy of Art University, First Place Award in Figurative Category
- Academy of Art University, Third Place Award in Contemporary Art Category
2012
- San Mateo Art Fair, Best in Show, First, Second, and Third place Awards in Figurative Category
2011-2012
- Annual South San Francisco City Hall Art Show, First and Second Place Award            
2009
- Junipero Serra High School, Medal of Visual Arts


Group Exhibitions

2015
- Bodies, Wonderland SF, San Francisco, CA
2014
- Arts Benicia, Benicia Arts Center, Benicia, CA
- Bijou, The Eric Quezada Center, San Francisco, CA
- Bio Collective, The Eric Quezada Center, San Francisco, CA
- Skin, 17th Gallery, San Francisco, CA
- Academy of Art Extended Show, 79 New Montgomery Gallery, San Francisco, CA
- Academy of Art University Annual Spring Show, San Francisco, CA
2013
- Academy of Art University Annual Spring Show, Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
- The Drop Gallery, Contemporary Artists Group Show, San Francisco, CA
2012
- Annual South San Francisco City Hall Art show, South San Francisco, CA
2011
- Annual South San Francisco City Hall Art show, South San Francisco, CA



Education

2014     BFA Painting Academy of Art University


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