Emerging northern British artist Dan Cimmermann has exhibited widely throughout the UK since graduating with a degree in Fine Art from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2001, including twice within the prestigious BP Portrait Prize. Cimmermann’s colourful paintings and murals are a meeting of ‘street’ and ‘studio’, a reflection upon British identity and a rebellion against societal rules of old. Through a process of reworking layers of paint and pen Cimmermann creates and defaces classically inspired works of 18th century portraiture, and creates new narratives and value systems.
As part of his solo exhibition showing throughout the summer at The Biscuit Factory and in celebration of The Great Exhibition of the North, Dan will be creating a bespoke mural of the northern inventor George Stephenson, which will be on permanent public display on Boyd Street, Ouseburn. Visitors are encouraged to view the work being painted live on 24 June from 10am.