Painted in 2010, Silhouette is a captivating example of Daniel Gordon’s pioneering practice, which combines photography and three-dimensional collage to create intricate figurative tableaus. Extending the classical genres of still life and portraiture, Gordon constructs almost sculptural structures using cut paper and found imagery, before photographing the entire mise-en-scène. Born in 1980 in Boston, Massachusetts, the Brooklyn-based artist studied at Bard College and the Yale School of art. His work has been included in notable group exhibitions, including New Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 2009, and Greater New York at MoMA PS1 the following year. He won the Paul Huf Award in 2014.