Van Klei Daniel

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Van Klei was born in Chilliwack,B.C. He graduated from Simon FraserUniversity in 1997 after completing a B.A.(Visual Art), and a B.Ed (Visual Art).

While living in numerous rural areas of British Columbia he would often explore the fields and forests on his own. Living in rural areas also meant spending a lot of time traveling in vehicles where he would constantly frame the shifting world through a car window. These early experiences were instrumental in hisperceptions and development as both a painter and photographer. Later these perceptions would further develop as he completed his private pilots license and began to experience the earth from above in a different, more abstract, perspective.

Van Klei’s tendency towards ambiguity and abstraction in his works are often established around more tangible yet elusive elements such as wind or water. These elements are deceptively simple things that everyone experiences everyday and yet are difficult to describe without using emotional symbolic references. Van Klei’s work refers to his personal experiences of sensing a space, and all of life’s elements. He values the unknown, questions exactly where one is going, with a belief that there are no coincidences.

Big sugar maple tree was created to represent the diversity of Canadian culture \Familiar subjects combined with abstract elements,

He believes “one mark on a canvas determines where the next one will go.”

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CategoriesPaintings
Stylesunknown
SubjectsAirplane
MediumsMixed Media on Canvas, Mixed Media, Oil on Canvas and Acrylic on Canvas
SeriesNone
13 of 13 artworks available
'Sugar' by Van Klei Daniel
16x16x2" Mixed Media on Canvas
Available
Wall Art, Paintings
'Golden Maple' by Van Klei Daniel
16x16x2" Mixed Media
Available
Wall Art, Paintings
'Maple on the River' by Van Klei Daniel
Available
Wall Art, Paintings
'Four Sugar Maples' by Van Klei Daniel
48x72" Acrylic on Canvas
Available
Wall Art, Paintings
'Hawk One' by Van Klei Daniel
48x72" Acrylic on Canvas
Available
Wall Art, Paintings
'Kitty Hawk' by Van Klei Daniel
48x72" Acrylic on Canvas
Available
Wall Art, Paintings
'Twenty Two Birch (2)' by Van Klei Daniel
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Wall Art, Paintings
'Twenty Two Birch (1)' by Van Klei Daniel
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Wall Art, Paintings
'Peyto Lake' by Van Klei Daniel
30x120" Mixed Media
Available
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'Three Silver Maple' by Van Klei Daniel
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Wall Art, Paintings
'Red Oak' by Van Klei Daniel
48x48" Oil on Canvas
Available
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'Sugar Maple Green' by Van Klei Daniel
40x40" Acrylic on Canvas
Available
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'Sugar Maple Red' by Van Klei Daniel
40x40" Acrylic on Canvas
Available
Wall Art, Paintings