British artist Dan Baldwin just opened a new solo show titled Fragile at Gallery 8 (8 Duke Street, London SW1Y 6BN) in London, exploring the concepts of mortality and beauty. The theme of fragility has long been associated with Baldwin’s work, not only in its commentary upon the temporality of life but also in the delicate materials he uses. Encompassing ceramics, silkscreen prints, resin, acrylics, spray paint and found objects, the artist’s mixed media compositions are crafted with precision, resulting in complex and intricate pieces.

To coincide with the exhibition, CCA Galleries (publisher of Dan Baldwin’s limited edition silkscreen prints) are launching Dan Baldwin: 23 Years. The book is a visual retrospective of the artist’s career from art school, through the struggle to become a full-time artist, to his current international career.

Photo credit: Butterfly.