Baltimore native Daniel Stuelpnagel has exhibited his paintings since 1998 in more than 100 shows in galleries and alternative venues nationwide. His specialty is designing commission collections for corporate clients in the architecture and technology fields. Stuelpnagel recently completed a two-year residency at the historic Mill Centre Artist Studios in Hampden. He was a featured artist for TEDxJHU at Johns Hopkins University in 2017. His travels have taken him from Burning Man to Barcelona, from Maui to the Galápagos Islands, Bologna, Italy, San Francisco and Washington, DC.
He has donated dozens of art works in fund-raising for children’s arts education and literacy, housing for the disabled, public television, cancer treatment research and hospice care for terminal AIDS patients, among other worthwhile causes.
Pursuing his fascination with science, architecture and technology, Stuelpnagel works in a systematic layered process of painting geometric abstractions composed with tape and painted in acrylic on canvas and wood panels.
A fusion of mid-century Modern and contemporary influences, the artist’s unique permutations of composition, color and contrast are dynamic visualizations of neural networks and abstract vector spaces that evoke sci-fi space stations, landscapes and alternate dimensions. “The imaginary and sometimes dizzying perspectives implied in these compositions parallel the sense of dislocation we can experience in adapting to a world in which we are inundated with information, images and ideas through new technology and accelerating innovation.”