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Crooks, the Disruptor

Image by David Geraghty, 'The Australian'

The Weekend Australian's Review has published it's inaugural Hot 10 special edition, 'introducing readers to the brightest talent of 2016 — the artists to watch'.  And Daniel Crooks has been nominated among these must watch artists as the 'Disruptor'. 

The exhibition of Daniel Crooks' Phantom Ride, a mesmerising moving image work, recently closed at ACMI in Melbourne. The exhibition ran for four months and was part of Melbourne's iconic White Night event. During the exhibition, Phantom Ride received praise from many arts reviewers (see below) and was also featured on 'Arts News' on ABC iView during March 2016. 

'if anyone is really exploring the experimental and almost-synesthetic ability of the moving image it’s Melbourne-based Daniel Crooks', FiestaFy.com, May 2016

'The video work of Daniel Crooks presents folds and tears in reality—rifts in the fourth dimension and slippages beyond.', RealTime Arts, Issue #131

'The artists’ sublime imagery slices and distorts reality, melding a concatenation of visuals to create complex reconstructions of perspective and linear progression.', Liberty Scott, ArtKollectiv, February 2016

The Review article provides an overview of Daniel Crooks' career to date. It reveals that the label of Disruptor is one that Daniel has applied to himself and explains why he chose the path of making art rather than movies.  

Daniel Crooks has a solo show opening in Auckland later this month and is currently completing a film for the City of Melbourne collection.


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