Despite their hermetic, serious and technoid appearance, Daniel Kuge's artistic works speak a lot about us as humans and our handling of what surrounds us: what are our legacies and how are they interpreted? Analogies in archaic times, the industrialized anthropocene and an indefinite future are captured and explored; The archetypal mixes with the technological. His works (painting, object, photography, video, sound) become relics that tell about the enigmatic nature of the world which mankind shapes with its decisions. The relationship between humans and their objecs is reflected on its smooth and monochrome surfaces. Although the works are so precise and sharp, they cannot unambiguously be assigned and identified. Swaying and oscillating occurs between the profane and the sacred, between the material and the virtual, between utopia and dystopia.




Daniel Kuge graduated with Diplom degress in Visual Communication from the Peter Behrens School of Arts Düsseldorf and in Fine Art from the Braunschweig University of Art. In 2017, he was awarded for the advancement award of DIE GROSSE Kunstausstellung NRW and was included in the shortlist for the Kunstpreis Junger Westen in the same year. He took part in art residency programs in Germany und Switzerland and has exhibited his works in several national and international museums and exhibtion spaces such as the Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, Shoot the Lobster New York City, Temporary Gallery Köln, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Galerie Koal Berlin, Verein der Düsseldorfer Künstler, Museum Mönchehaus Goslar, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Kunstraum 53 Hildesheim, gr_und project space Berlin, FAR OFF Köln and Herzog Anton Ullrich Museum Braunschweig. Kuge's works are also represented in german art collections and has been featured in Art Maze Magazine (London) and in Un/Certain Futures (transcript Verlag).