Dan Mcpharlin – Land of the Sleeping Things

Dan McPharlin was born in Adelaide, Australia in 1977. After studying Visual Arts at university he began working as an independent artist and designer. Working across various media, he developed a unique style of work that drew on early modernism, science fiction, surrealism and victoriana.

Dan’s parallel work in sound art and electronic music often influences his visual output, the Analogue Miniatures series being a good example. These tiny models of fictional synthesizers and recording equipment were inspired by Japanese capsule toys and the vintage aesthetic of cluttered analogue control panels.
Dan has produced work for record sleeves (as featured on Steve Jansen’s ‘Slope’), magazines, books and websites, and has exhibited his work in Australia and overseas.