British contemporary artist Dan Baldwin (b. 1972, Manchester) began his artistic career at Eastbourne College of Art and Design in 1995, and later received a BA (Hons) from Kent Institute of Art and Design. After graduating he worked as a studio associate tutoring younger art students, and during this time started receiving commissions and moved to Brighton where he acquired his own studio. Pop Art has always been a major influence in Baldwin’s working practice, as have artists such as Sir Peter Blake, Jean-Michael Basquiat, David Hockney, and Robert Rauschenberg. After developing his style and ideas, exploring printmaking as a new medium and making a brief appearance on the BBC’s ‘The Apprentice’ in 2005, Baldwin began working as a full-time artist and showing with galleries in London and Brighton. London exhibitions during this time included a 9-day group show in the windows of Selfridges in Oxford Street and two solo shows at Forster Gallery in Shoreditch.
Primarily working as a painter, Baldwin is also recognised for his limited-edition silkscreens and mono prints, as well as his ceramic works, book covers, and album cover artwork. His work has been exhibited in galleries and art fairs all over the world, including in Basel, London, Tokyo, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. Collectors include leading artists such as Damien Hirst, Gilbert & George and Jake Chapman, and major celebrities such as Bernie Ecclestone, Sir Elton John, Sir Ronald Cohen, and Jo Whiley. Baldwin has worked with global brands, including Paolo Nutini and Max Factor, fashion/clothing designers such as Sara Berman, and charities including British Heart Foundation, Teenage Cancer Trust, and C.A.L.M. (Campaign Against Living Miserably), and has appeared in magazines such as Elle, Dazed & Confused, Time Out NYC, and Modern Painters.
He currently lives and works in West Sussex.