Daniel Howden

Daniel Howden

Born in York, Daniel Howden is a reduction linocut artist currently working in London.

His introduction to lino came in 2012 during an art foundation year where he taught himself how to carve and print. Frustrated with the lack of detail and colour in his initial work and with little supervision, he instinctively began isolating the linoleum into parts with scissors and spent the next decade refining and developing this into a more streamlined jigsaw approach.

Dan spent his bachelor’s and master’s degrees studying illustration at Liverpool John Moores and Manchester School of Art respectively, receiving the RE’s Anthony Dawson Young Printmaker of the Year award in 2016 along the way.

Primarily concentrating on realism, consumption and excess, Dan’s layered approach enables him to depict the tonal and physical qualities of artificial matter in bulk, often against a backdrop of the natural world. The contrast of the two coupled with the volume of product offers a duality that he finds deeply concerning yet aesthetically pleasing.

Since 2021 his reduction prints have been included in two International Print Exhibitions hosted by the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers at the Bankside Gallery in London.

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