Daniil was born in Vladivostok in 1991. Graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts of The Far Eastern State Institute of Arts (2013, Vladivostok, Russia) and the School of Modern Art “Free Workshops of MMOMA” in Moscow (2018). In 2012 Daniil went to Japan with the aim of studying ceramic techniques from different masters. He lives and works in South France.
In his work, Daniil Antropov combines traditional ceramics with modern industrial textures. The artist uses construction nets, rods and bars, soft toys and foam rubber found in industrial areas of the metropolis or in the street.
Using recycled objects in the process of creation, he follows his concept of re-interpretation of familiar materials. Extracting alternative properties from each material, the artist explores unconventional methods of developing form and finds new ways of interacting with the medium. The multi-layered texture is achieved through multiple firings. By placing glass in plaster moulds, he only guides the process of creation instead of controlling it. The plaster is burned off during the firing process, while the glass together with the ceramic moulds into a new form, which changes from a soft substance to a hard one. Objects that were discarded are experiencing a re-birth.
Daniil Antropov works not as a sculptor creating form, but as a researcher exploring the ways of transformation of matter, its constant disintegration. Enchanting with their unusual texture and colour combination, the objects reveal the dialectical relationship between order and chaos. They are an open system, an affect, a hymn to beauty that lies beyond the aesthetic and the dichotomous.
2021 — «Tired Toys Are Sleeping», Nizhny Novgorod State Art Museum: Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
2019 — «Devoid forms», MMOMA, Moscow, Russia
2021 — «Lady Dior As Seen By», Quarts Foundation, Moscow, Russia
2021 — Cosmoscow, Futuro gallery, Moscow, Russia
2021 — «Living Substance», The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2021 — 1st Komi Biennale, The National Gallery of the Republic of Komi, Syktyvkar, Russian Federation
2021 — «Kurator macht blaus», Anti-Festival, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Vienna, Austria
2021 — «Moscow – Seoul: Shared Intentions», Museum of Moscow, Moscow, Russia
2021 — +33, The Foundation of Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantine Sorokin, Moscow, Russia
2021 — «Group Therapy», Fabula Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2021 — «Hidden Places», MaxArt Foundation, Moscow, Russia
2020 — «Four Rooms», London Connoisseur x Art Design Human Studio
2020 — «Bridge», Art Brut Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2020 — blazar fair, Art Design Human Studio, Moscow, Russia
2020 — «A Wave of Dreams», Triumph Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2020 — «Nothing Box», The Modern Culture Cluster “Basmanniy Dvor”
2019 — «0.0.0.0.», Orekhov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2019 — «Visiting Valera», Azot Galery x Betweenwindows, Cube, Moscow, Russia
2019 — “BURO.New Cool”, Miusskoy Depot, Moscow, Russia
2019 — Poligraficheskiy tsekh, Moscow, Russia
2018 — «Performance society», Moscow, Russia
2017 — «Clay: Icheon», South Korea
2015 — «Flow», Vladivostok, Russia
2012 — «Decorative Spirit», Changjiang, China
2011 — Vladivostok Biennale of Visual Arts, Arseniev State Museum, Vladivostok, Russia
2011 — «Plate», Tokyo, Japan
2010 — Tokyo Designers Week, Tokyo, Japan
2009 — Vladivostok Biennale of Visual Arts, Arseniev State Museum, Vladivostok, Russia