In Dan Attoe's work landscape plays a significant role and moreover the American landscape. Attoe seems to use landscape as a psychological backdrop that subtly reflects the actions of those who populate them. Minute individuals often appear lost inside gigantic rural stage sets whilst playing out recurring themes of sex, violence, death and religion. Through his paintings Attoe explores some of the tensions and anxieties that underlie American culture.
dailyserving: Interview with Dan Attoe (July 14, 2010)