Daniel Toumine’s work is heavily focused on the built environment. For his series of Brutalist inspired acrylic paintings he references the infamous architectural movement as a point of departure within contemporary painting. Brutalism is having somewhat of a revival among architects, artists, and designers but remains an eye-sore to the general public. It was the go-to style for institutional buildings and public works projects in numerous countries during the post-war period, so it's something many see but don't really admire. This aesthetic has taken on a new life within recent years thanks to social media communities dedicated to the style. Photography has sparked somewhat of a revival, giving way to a ‘Neobrutalist’ way of thinking which has inspired a whole new generation of architects, artists, and designers. Brutalism is graphic, mechanical, and repetitive so transferring this language into painting fit well within the contemporary context of the on-going attention economy and what the digital (or photographic) space means to contemporary life. The linear precision of the series reflects the language of early Brutalist architecture and works alongside intuitive and organic mark making to create subtle tonal shifts, depth, and texture.