Daan Padmos

category: Visual,

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Artist Statement

Daan Padmos was born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, where he studied sculpture at the Academie voor Beeldende Kunst. After completing his studies he lived and worked in Schiedam, a city just outside and closely linked to Rotterdam, both geographically and culturally. He participated in numerous group shows in both cities. After a major solo show at the Stedelijk Museum in Schiedam that was well reviewed in the Rotterdam papers, the City of Schiedam awarded him a commission to install a monumental sculpture in front of an office building. Titled “Paper Clips,” the 14-feet-high sculpture in stainless steel remains in Schiedam to this day. Several of his other works can be found in buildings throughout the Schiedam-Rotterdam area.   After a second major solo show at the Stedelijk, also very well reviewed, Daan left for New York, where he worked as a mason, carpenter and welder, eventually building his own studio in northern Westchester. In 2009 he was included in the show “Double Dutch,” organized by the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art. “Time Sharing,” his monumental sculpture in Cor-ten steel -- permanently installed at the Hudson waterfront in Peekskill, N.Y. -- was prominently featured and favorably reviewed in The New York Times and other publications. His sculpture “Studio chair” is on view at the Hudson waterfront in Yonkers. His work can be found in private collections in Europe and the U.S.A.

Educational Background

Academie voor Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Resume: www.daanpadmos.com