Daniel Buchner (1984, The Netherlands), is an autodidact digital native artist. His works are created digitally. No pencils, no paint, no mess. He takes minuscule pictures of inspiring photographs, art pieces, etc. Takes out all color gradients, this way hard-edged color pixels remain. Then he edits, rearranges, cuts, pastes, and combines – compose if you will – these pixels to become new works of art. Titles of compositions always refer to the original work. This way the old always stays connected to the new. Capturing the present perpetually.
In the early years of the 20th century, a movement started in The Netherlands under supervision of Theo van Doesburg. It was called Nieuwe Belding / De Stijl or Neoplasticism. Its most prominent member was Piet Mondriaan. Its style advocated an expression of a new utopian ideal of spiritual harmony and order by abstraction and universality. Reduction to the essentials of form and color. It was turbulent times in both art and everyday life. Now, more than 100 years into the future, turbulent times arise once again. Global crises and hardship reign. Balance is no longer an ideal, it’s a necessity. “My compositions are an exploration into a new Neoplasticism. Order through abstraction in form and colour. Leaning heavily on the vision of spiritual harmony”.