Castlefield Gallery was pleased to nominate Daniel Wiltshire a University of Salford Visual Arts graduate who received support from the University of Salford Art Collection and School of Arts & Media Graduate Scholarship Programme, delivered by Castlefield Gallery for the exhibition Technology: Past and Future.
The exhibition is a partnership between University of Salford and Quays Culture, and presents works that incorporate or reference digital techniques with one artist from each of Greater Manchester’s ten boroughs.
Wiltshire’s practice involves moving image and printmaking. He is interested in the abstract imagery produced by glitches in digital technologies; how faults and interruptions can create artworks with a particularly contemporary beauty. His resent body of work references the ideals of neo-classical art. Working with found imagery and his own documentation Wiltshire combines the smooth monochrome surfaces of these 18th and 19th century sculptures with the textures, patterns and colours of glitched image flies. These works make reference to the origins of neo-classical aesthetics in the sculptures of ancient Greece which would have originally been extremely colourful and highly decorated.
The exhibition also includes work by Castlefield Gallery Associate, Rado Daskalov.
Venue: Quays Culture, Pier 8, The Lowry, Salford, Manchester, M50 3AZ