Artist from Brazil
at Jose Art Gallery since November 7th, 2019
About the artist Daniel Malta
Daniel’s work draws on a contemporary naive aesthetic reminiscent of the great Jean-Michel Basquiat. Inspired by street art and neo-expressionism, Daniel deliberately strives for a childlike quality in his figures and shapes. He sketches drafts of his paintings first on an iPad. “Then I go to the canvas or cardboard, a material that I like a lot,” Daniel says. “I love the texture it gives to the work.” Through the use of everyday materials including flattened cardboard boxes, barcodes from old labels, and masking tape, the work is given an assembled quality made popular by contemporary American artists in the 1960s.
Exhibitions of Daniel Malta
Individual show: Mulheres Meninas - Jul 2016 - Galeria Corredor no Modi Gastronomia Pátio Higienópolis. Group show: Substantivo do Feminino - Set 2016 - Espaço Paulista de Arte. Individual show: Persona - Out 2016 - Urban Arts Oscar Freire.
Education of Daniel Malta
Daniel has a degree in Economics but in 2015 has became a full time artist (self taught).