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Danny Augustine
Chicago, IL

About the Artist

Danny Augustine’s Intuitive Ink Drawings And Doodlings

July 24, 2015 by moray mair

Danny Augustine‘s ink drawings take us on a trip through his unconscious, each picture an intuitive expression of his past and present, of memories and experiences, of external and internal impulses, of 24 hour news.

Using pen and ink Augustine begins with an empty mind and a sheet of paper. And what starts with a random splash soon grows into an exploration of his concerns, feelings and the forces that influence his life, his process determined by a lexicon of particular colours, forms and lines. H…

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About the Artist

Danny Augustine’s Intuitive Ink Drawings And Doodlings

July 24, 2015 by moray mair

Danny Augustine‘s ink drawings take us on a trip through his unconscious, each picture an intuitive expression of his past and present, of memories and experiences, of external and internal impulses, of 24 hour news.

Using pen and ink Augustine begins with an empty mind and a sheet of paper. And what starts with a random splash soon grows into an exploration of his concerns, feelings and the forces that influence his life, his process determined by a lexicon of particular colours, forms and lines. His evolving drawings grow out of a random movement and into a more articulate expression of his being, an unknown landscape that he traverses, bringing us with him, each image born out of memories and experiences and 24 hour rolling news; the Syrian civil war, the earthquake in Nepal, the posturing of North Korea.

This automatic drawing harks back to Surrealism and artists such as Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, Jean Arp and André Breton, who developed the form as a means of expressing the subconscious. And in these doodles, these watercolours, we get an insight into the mind of a young artist determined to synthesise the deluge of information that has become a hallmark of our age. Here’s what he has to say about his work:

" Each one of my pieces shall represent an emotional stepping stone within my life and find their own spot in the art world. For me, I never have a set idea when I begin my drawing. I allow my mind to drift off and as the drawing grows, I begin to filter in current events as well as my own personal experiences. This combination creates a very personal viewpoint of the world around me."

Artist’s Work

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A year of 2017: Abstraction #3

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Untitled #2

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A Year of 2017: Abstraction #9

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Digtially Inked: Abstraction #4

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A Year of 2017: Abstraction #1

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A Year of 2017: Abstraction #5

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Meditative City 8

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Meditative City 17

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Photograph #6

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Birds eye view

By Danny Augustine

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A part of the machine

By Danny Augustine

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Doodle Abstraction #4

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Doodle Abstraction #2

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Taking a step forward

By Danny Augustine

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Meditative City 10

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Meditative City 13

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Meditative City 16

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Meditative City 22

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Meditative City 38

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Meditative City 36

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Meditative City 40

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A year in 2017: Abstraction #22

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A year in 2017: Abstraction #10

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A year in 2017: Abstraction #12

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Warrior

By Danny Augustine

The power of nature
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The power of nature: Eruption

By Danny Augustine

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Meditative City 6

By Danny Augustine

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A year in 2017: Abstraction 16

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Meditative City 3

By Danny Augustine

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Meditative City 5

By Danny Augustine

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Meditative City 39

By Danny Augustine

A yea in 2017
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And i always thought i wore my gayness on my sleev
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And I Always Thought I Wore My Gayness On My Sleeve

By Danny Augustine

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The power of nature: Avalance

By Danny Augustine

Knowledge
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Knowledge

By Danny Augustine

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Meditative City 14

By Danny Augustine

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A part of the machine #2

By Danny Augustine

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Meditative City 11

By Danny Augustine

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Meditative City 12

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Meditative City 24

By Danny Augustine

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A year in 2017: Abstraction 14

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Lost Within Her Own Mind

By Danny Augustine

Syria
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Syria

By Danny Augustine

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Enlightenment

By Danny Augustine

The power of water flint michigan
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The power of water: Flint Michigan

By Danny Augustine

Everymoment counts
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Every Moment Counts

By Danny Augustine

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And She Became Queen Of The Universe

By Danny Augustine

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Meditative City 4

By Danny Augustine

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Meditative City 15

By Danny Augustine

And they call it the god particle
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And They Call It The "God Particle"

By Danny Augustine

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Tectonic plates

By Danny Augustine

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Living in the silver lining

By Danny Augustine

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Meditative City 20

By Danny Augustine

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Untitled #1

By Danny Augustine

Lucid dreaming river
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Lucid Dreaming: River

By Danny Augustine

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Scroll

By Danny Augustine

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A seat at the table

By Danny Augustine

Equality
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Equality

By Danny Augustine

The beheaded
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The Beheaded

By Danny Augustine

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Photograph #10

By Danny Augustine

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Photograph #15

By Danny Augustine

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Meditative City 18

By Danny Augustine

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Meditative City 37

By Danny Augustine

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West Virginia: Chemically Changed

By Danny Augustine

How does a plane just disappear
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How does a plane just disappear

By Danny Augustine

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Pattern #20

By Danny Augustine

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Every Seven Years

By Danny Augustine

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Meditative City 7

By Danny Augustine

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Woods

By Danny Augustine

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Doodle Abstraction #3

By Danny Augustine

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Meditative City 30

By Danny Augustine

Not everything is just black or white
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Not everything is just black or white

By Danny Augustine

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A year of 2017: Abstraction 24

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A year in 2017: Abstraction 28

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Meditative City 2

By Danny Augustine

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Meditative City 33

By Danny Augustine

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Meditative City 19

By Danny Augustine

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Photograph #3

By Danny Augustine

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Doodle #2

By Danny Augustine

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Meditative City 35

By Danny Augustine

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Doodle #1

By Danny Augustine

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A walk in the woods #4

By Danny Augustine

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Meditative City 27

By Danny Augustine

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North Korea

By Danny Augustine

Sometimes the beauty is in the design
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Sometimes the beauty is in the design

By Danny Augustine

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Photograph #18

By Danny Augustine

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Photograph #2

By Danny Augustine

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Meditative City 41

By Danny Augustine

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Meditative City 23

By Danny Augustine

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Meditative City 32

By Danny Augustine

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Checkmate

By Danny Augustine

Mentor
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A Russian Hat

By Danny Augustine

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A Year of 2017: Abstraction #2

By Danny Augustine

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To Be A Hero

By Danny Augustine

Anomalies america in crisis
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Anomalies: America in Crisis

By Danny Augustine

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A Year in 2017: Abstraction 17

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A Year in 2017: Abstraction 20

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A year in 2017: Abstraction 30

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Photograph #1

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A year of 2017: Abstraction 15

By Danny Augustine

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Photograph #16

By Danny Augustine

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Meditative City 31

By Danny Augustine

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photograph #22

By Danny Augustine

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Divided by a wall

By Danny Augustine

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Meditative City 29

By Danny Augustine

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Doodle Abstration #1

By Danny Augustine

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Meditative City 21

By Danny Augustine

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Restructuring the political landscape

By Danny Augustine

The sound of greener pastures
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The sound of greener pastures

By Danny Augustine

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Digitally Inked: Abstraction #1

By Danny Augustine

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Digitally Inked: Abstraction #3

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A walk in the woods #3

By Danny Augustine

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Meditative City 26

By Danny Augustine

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A year in 2017: Abstraction 27

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Digitally Inked: Abstraction #2

By Danny Augustine

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Strength

By Danny Augustine

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Meditative City 9

By Danny Augustine

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A year in 2017: Abstraction #32

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A year in 2017: Abstraction 33

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Awaking the eagle
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Awaking The Eagle

By Danny Augustine

The power of nature the day the earth shook nepal
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The power of Nature: the day the earth shook Nepal

By Danny Augustine

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Taking a Puff

By Danny Augustine

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Digitally Inked: Warrior

By Danny Augustine

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A Year of 2017: Abstraction #8

By Danny Augustine

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Gaza

By Danny Augustine

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Virus

By Danny Augustine

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Digitally Inked: A Russian Hack

By Danny Augustine

Womens march voices united
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Women's March: Voices United

By Danny Augustine

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Meditative City 1

By Danny Augustine

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A year in 2017: Abstraction #11

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A year in 2017: Abstraction 21

By Danny Augustine

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Photograph #23

By Danny Augustine

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A Year of 2017: Abstraction #6

By Danny Augustine

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A Year of 2017: Abstraction #4

By Danny Augustine

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A Year of 2017: Abstraction #7

By Danny Augustine

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A year in 2017: Abstraction 19

By Danny Augustine

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Lucid Dreaming: Sunrise

By Danny Augustine

Power of a thought
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Power of a Thought

By Danny Augustine

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Time

By Danny Augustine

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A year of 2017: Abstraction 29

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And i took my throne in this mayan year
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And I Took My Throne In This Mayan Year

By Danny Augustine

And then i grew a thicker skin
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And Then I Grew A Thicker Skin

By Danny Augustine

And like his deer she lost her head
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And Like His Deer, She Lost Her Head

By Danny Augustine

Selected Exhibitions

  • Parallel/Parallax:The President’s Gallery
    Chicago, IL, 2013
  • Art Chicago: Next: The Invitational Exhibition of Emerging Art
    Chicago, IL, 2010
  • Sirani Gallery: Emerging Artist
    Pittsburgh, PA, 2008
  • Galerie Gora
    Montreal, QC, Canada, 2006
  • WV State Musuem
    Charleston, WV, 2001

Press and Accolades

  • CURVE art, architecture, design and lifestyle magazine
    2013
  • Year In Review:100 Top Artist,
    2012
  • New Art International: a Compendium of Recent Works by World Contemporary Artists. New York: Book Art Press
    2003.190.Print 2005.151 Print

Education

  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts
    Chicago, IL,2010