DANIEL FUCHS AT THE DAUGAVPILS MARK ROTHKO ART CENTRE
Daniel Fuchs was born in 1974 in a small town called Greiz, in the south of Thuringia, Germany. Because of its historical buildings, the city is nicknamed the “Pearl of the Vogtland”; it also has two magnificent castles as landmarks. Fuchs was raised by his grandmother from a young age. Fortunately, he grew up surrounded by art ever since his grandmother showed him through “Satiricum” in Greiz’s “Summer Palace”, a collection of world-famous satirical drawings and paintings. Nevertheless, Fuchs felt oppressed by the tightness and monotony of everday life in East Germany from an early age. When the Berlin Wall fell, and the East germany regime collapsed, he felt relieved, but hopes to improve his personal situation remained unfulfilled. He tried different jobs but they did nit fill him spiritually until he discovered a fondness for all forms of artisitic woodworking.