Daniel Rapley

Daniel Rapley is a visual artist living and working in Nottinghamshire, UK. His practice broadly examines structures of authorship and the creation of value. Much of his work explores strategies of appropriation, often articulated through extensive durational projects. For example the manipulation of a vast archive of found photographic matter (Drift, ongoing), the display of tens of thousands of Pomatias elegans snail shells collected over a two-year period (Pomatias Elegans, 2016) or most notoriously, a hand-written copy of the entire King James version of the Bible (Sic, 2012). His most recent photographic work reflects on the materiality of the medium, and is underpinned by an experimental book making practice.