Artist Daniel Heidkamp Paints From Life in New Show "Barbizon Beauty School"

If major exhibitions like the New Museum’s Triennial prove to be any indication, multi-media and technology in art are all the rage right now. Brooklyn-based artist Daniel HeidKamp (b. 1980) doesn’t exactly make art that is a direct reaction to the technological push but his work is most certainly refreshing in its expertly painted beauty.

Heidkamp is a practitioner of “on the spot” painting. When he comes across a place loaded with “art energy” such as the MET, he finds himself drawn to painting right then and there. His work often teeters between the eerily realistic and the colorfully impressionistic. At a young age, Heidkamp has cultivated a style that is all his own.

Last year, Heidkamp had a show at White Columns. From that show Art in America drew a comparison between his work and that of the Barbizon school of painting, a group movement advocating for realism in painting

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