PrintClub, London. UK
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Budapest, Hungary. ( Fictionalised from Wes Anderson)
Royal Academy of Arts. Mayfair, London.UK
Ave Juarez Mexico City
Tate Modern Gallery Bankside, London. UK
101 Lower Marsh London SE1 7AB
710 Ashbury Street, San Francisco, US.
Wharncliffe Works, Sheffield. UK
Hook and Ladder, 14 N Moore St, New York City, US.
Alphaville Letter Design
Lesher Center for the Arts, San Francisco. US
Robert Fontaine Gallery 2349 NW 2nd Ave Miami. US
Trellick Tower (Rusted Image) Goldbourne Road, London
Gherkin. St Marys Axe, London. UK
All Saints Modernist Church Surrey, UK
Coit Tower 1 Telegraph Hill Blvd San Francisco CA
339 Convent Avenue, New York City (Features in film: Royal Tenenbaum), US
21 Fillebrook Rd London, UK
The Webster, 1220 Collins Ave Miami Beach Florida, US
117 Roseberry Road, London, UK
Big Ben Westminster London, UK
Ocean Plaza 1430 Ocean Drive Miami Beach FL
Breakwater Hotel 940 Ocean Drive Miami Beach FL
McAlpin Ocean Dr Miami Beach FL 33139.
Reichstag Platz der Republik 11011 Berlin (With Rowdy)
Palacio de Comunicaciones
Brush Park, Detroit, Michigan, US.
Posada Del Sol, Mexico City
Derelict Doorway Book Page Mural Roma Mexico City
'Break And Enter'
Book Page Mural, Oaxaca City, Mexico
Palacio Nacional, Mexico City
Daniel Speight / The Soft City is a British graphic artist who captures architectural features from cities around the world through his intricate style of elevation drawing and his unique approach to screen-printing onto reclaimed surfaces. An MA graduate from University of the Arts London, he explores the distinction between Illustration and Fine Art to make artworks that challenge the material possibilities within printmaking.
Depicting the intricacies of decorative facades, architectural styles and broken-down walls to emulate the experience of urban spaces onto the fore edges of books, Speight wander’s city streets through his travels and online street walks as a ‘Flaneur’ pursuing new and obscure subjects to draw and print.
Books as an art-making material possess great potential in screen printing. They can be compressed together and cut into to provide a flat surface. The discovery that their fore-edges as a surface to work on challenges the perception on how artworks can be made, seen and integrated into the architecture of living and working spaces.
Speight continues to explore the relationship between material and subject. Developing his architectural drawings and printing onto mild steel sheets, Speight has discovered methods to control rust in his designs, contributing further to innovations in printmaking whilst involving a subtle reference to industrial subjects, material and its corrosion.
Whilst living and working in Mexico City, Speight began a series of collaged street murals, employing aged book pages as a surface to paint on. Realizing his subjects as scaled drawings of derelict facades, Speight has combined local history found in the book pages along with a Street Art simulating theatrical scenery. In effect his own graphic art interpretation of the specific site of the mural.
Drawn to Architecture - The Royal Over-Seas League, Park Place, London, UK. (2019)
Urban Art Show - Falling Piano, Mexico City, Mexico. (2019)
12x12- Spoke Art at Vertical Gallery, Chicago, US. (2018)
Feria Internacional de Arte Urbano - Street Art Expo. Mexico City, México. (2017)
Hacking the City - Border CC, Roma, Mexico City, Mexico. (2017)
Bad Dads 7 - Spoke Art Gallery, New York, US. (2016)
High Rise - Atom Gallery, London, UK. (2016)
Bad Dads 6 – Joseph Gross Gallery, New York with Spoke Art Gallery, US. (2015)
Affordable Art Fair – Battersea, London with Printclub London, UK. (2015)
Miami Art Basel - Robert Fontaine Gallery. Miami, USA. (2014)
Dubl Trubl - Collaboration Street Art Project Urban Spree Gallery, Berlin, Germany. (2014)
Christmas Show - Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami, USA. (2014)
Traces - Holdrons Department Store, London, UK. (2014)
Home: Shelter and Habitat in Contemporary Art- The Schneider Museum of Art, Portland, USA. (2013)
Home: Shelter and Habitat in Contemporary Art - Lesher Center of Arts, San Francisco, USA. (2013)
ArtMrkt with Spoke Art - Art Fair, San Francisco, USA. (2013)
ArtPad with Spoke Art - Art Fair, San Francisco, USA. (2013)
Traces at London Design Festival - The Junk Shop, Tom Dixon Shop, Ladbroke Grove, London. (2012)
Reincarnation (London Design Festival) London Print Studio, London. (2012)