Boccanera Gallery – Milan presents an exhibition by artist Daniel González, Spiritual Paintings.
In this exhibition, Daniel González Spiritual Paintings have undergone the performative action of the ritual incorporating spirituality into the dimension of the painting, through the lighting of candles. They are works that consume their own expectations on the object itself, a painting that turns into an altar of desires and promises. These promises are addressed to imaginary entities embroidered on canvas, as gods of the daily elected by each of us to protect our house and our affections, like an anthropomorphic being, a bottle, a slogan or a simple tangle of threads.
Inspired by the spirituality in Haiti, González creates paintings that combine rituals very distant from each other in history and geography, but which gather on the island creating a new community, such as the voodoo flags used in the rituals of the local population to the Western mysticism of Christian origin, the ritual of prayer together with the handcrafted method of beads and sequins embroidery on canvas.
The artist Daniel González is currently exhibiting in XXII International Exhibition in Triennale di Milano in Haiti Pavilion till September 1st, 2019.
Daniel González was born in Buenos Aires in 1963. He lives and works in New York and Verona (Italy).
In 2019 the artist represented Haiti in XXII International Exhibition in Triennale di Milano and he presents his first major retrospective focused on his ephemeral architectures in MAR Museo in Mar del Plata (Buenos Aires).
In 2018 he delivers a huge site-specific ephemeral architecture in Mondello (Palermo), during Manifesta 12 collateral events. In addition to that, he is shortlisted for a site-specific work to be placed in Humboldt Forum inside Berlin Castle and exhibits in the group show at the Federal Ministry of Infrastructures (BBR) in Berlin. In 2017 the artist receives the international grant of Pollock Krasner Foundation (New York City) and creates a site-specific ephemeral architecture for Milan-Lambrate design district.
Among the others, his works were exhibited in Zabludowicz Collection (London), Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, in the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich (DE), in El Museo del Barrio (New York, 2011 Latino-America Biennial show), in Viafarini (Milan) and Marsèlleria (Milan), in Neuer Kunstverein (Aachen, DE), in Prague Biennial, Manifesta 7 South Tyrol and in the following art galleries: Boccanera Gallery (Trento/Milan), Studio La Città (Verona), Diana Lowenstein (Miami, USA), Valentina Bonomo (Rome) and Spencer Brownstone (New York). He produced site-specific works for MACO Mexico, Mexico City, Witte de With Festival in Rotterdam, Juliet’s House Museum (Verona), Santo Spirito in Sassia (Rome) and The Chocolate Factory Foundation (Tessin, CH).
His works are in several private collections in Italy and abroad, among the others Zabludowicz Collection (London), Fondation pour l’art contemporain Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon (France), Luciano Benetton (Venice, Italy), Tom Patchett (Los Angeles) and Patrizia Pepe (Prato, Italy).