For our Peckham portfolio, Dazed speaks to Ian Daniell, a painter and sculptor with several exciting new projects coming up.
Hey! Tell us about yourself.
I established my studio practice in 2010 after graduating from Camberwell. Last year I had my first solo exhibition Promises and showed in My Bataille at Bruno Glint, while this year I had work in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. My forthcoming body of work seeks to align the temptations, and amalgamate the forms of latest-generation products with plastic surgery. I've added cosmetic surgery to my own practice: my Superplasty exhibition opens late September. Sweetheart, a sculpture from Promises, will also be on display at the Threadneedle Prize exhibition around the same time.
How long have you lived in Peckham?
I've lived/studied/worked in and around Peckham for six years - apart from one year I lived in Bow and got a job in Streatham, which was a long way to cycle.
Recommend a band / writer / artist that you dig from around.
You should read Tom Harrad's Framing and study Florence Shaw's observational illustrations; both very rewarding, in Peckham-produced Limner #3.
What's your favourite thing about the area?
Who's your favourite resident?
Where should people check out?
The Gardens in Peckham Rye: they're secluded, meticulously manicured flower beds, and there's a lake with a heron.
What does the future hold for the part of town?
There's a petition you can sign outside the cinema in the hope of new public loos.
Where's the best view?
Sunrise over the common from my room.