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DANIEL GONZÁLEZ | SPIRITUAL PAINTINGS
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  • Daniel González, Spiritual Paintings, 2019, Exhibition view, Boccanera Gallery, Milano

  • Daniel González, Spiritual Painting, 2019, wax and hand-sewn sequins on canvas, 23 x 32 x 3,5 cm

  • Daniel González, Spiritual Paintings, 2019, wax and hand-sewn sequins on canvas, 18 x 26 x 3 cm, Exhibition view, Spiritual Paintings, 2019, Boccanera Gallery, Milano

  • Daniel González, Spiritual Paintings, 2019, Exhibition view, Boccanera Gallery, Milano

  • Daniel González, Solution's Office, 2018, hand-sewn sequins on canvas, embroidery and mixed media, 120 x 160 x 5 cm

  • Daniel González, Spiritual Painting, 2019, wax and hand-sewn sequins on canvas, 27,5 x 43 x 5 cm

  • Daniel González, Spiritual Paintings, 2019, wax and hand-sewn sequins on canvas, 48 x 41 x 3 cm, Exhibition view, Spiritual Paintings, 2019, Boccanera Gallery, Milano

  • Daniel González, Spiritual Paintings, 2019, wax and hand-sewn sequins on canvas, 47,5 x 41, 5 x 5 cm / 27,5 x 40 x 4 cm, Exhibition view, Spiritual Paintings, 2019, Boccanera Gallery, Milano

  • Daniel González, Spiritual Paintings, 2019, Exhibition view, Boccanera Gallery, Milano

  • Daniel González, Spiritual Painting, 2019, wax and hand-sewn sequins on canvas, 16 x 18 x 3 cm

  • Daniel González, Spiritual Paintings, 2019, Exhibition view, Boccanera Gallery, Milano

  • Daniel González, Spiritual Paintings, 2019, wax and hand-sewn sequins on canvas, 51 x 53 x 3 cm, Exhibition view, Spiritual Paintings, 2019, Boccanera Gallery, Milano

  • Daniel González, Spiritual Paintings, 2019, wax and hand-sewn sequins on canvas, 31 x 43 x 3,5 cm

  • Daniel González, Spiritual Paintings, 2019, wax and hand-sewn sequins on canvas, 31 x 43 x 3,5 cm

  • Daniel González, Spiritual Paintings, 2019, Exhibition view, Boccanera Gallery, Milano

DANIEL GONZÁLEZ, "SPIRITUAL PAINTINGS"

BOCCANERA GALLERY, VIA VENTURA 6, MILANO - IT
Inaugurazione: giovedì 16 maggio dalle ore 18.00 alle 21.00
Opening: Thursday, May 16th, 6-9 pm

17 maggio - 31 luglio 2019 | May 4th - July 31st, 2019

Negli altri giorni si visita la mostra si visita solo su appuntamento
During other days visits are by appointment 

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Boccanera Gallery - Milano, ha il piacere di presentare la personale di Daniel González, Spiritual Paintings.

Nel progetto espositivo di Daniel González gli Spiritual Paintings, attraverso l’accensione di candele, hanno subito l’azione performativa del rituale inglobando la spiritualità nella dimensione del quadro. Sono opere che consumano le proprie attese sull’oggetto stesso, un quadro che si trasforma in altare dei desideri e delle promesse. Queste promesse sono rivolte a entità immaginarie ricamate su tela, come dèi del quotidiano eletti da ognuno di noi a protezione della casa e dei nostri affetti, come un essere antropomorfo, una bottiglia, uno slogan o un semplice groviglio di fili.

Ispirandosi alla spiritualità dell’isola di Haiti, González realizza questi dipinti che uniscono rituali molto lontani tra loro per storia e geografia, ma che sull’isola si riuniscono creando una nuova comunità, come le bandiere voodoo utilizzate nei riti della popolazione locale alla mistica occidentale di origine cristiana, il rituale della preghiera con il metodo artigianale del ricamo di perline e paillettes su tela.

Le opere sono in mostra nello spazio satellite Boccanera in via Ventura 6, Lambrate, Milano, fino al 13 maggio 2019.

L’artista Daniel González rappresenta il padiglione Haiti all’interno della XXII Esposizione Internazionale alla Triennale di Milano, in corso fino al 1 settembre 2019.

Daniel González (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1963) vive e lavora tra New York e Verona.
Nel 2019 rappresenta il padiglione Haiti all’interno della XXII Esposizione Internazionale Triennale di Milano e presenta la sua maggiore retrospettiva sulle architetture effimere al MAR Museo di Mar Del Plata (Buenos Aires).
Nel 2018 realizza l’architettura effimera “Mi Casa Tu Casa” per Mondello, evento collaterale della biennale Manifesta 12 Palermo ed è tra i finalisti del concorso per il nuovo Humboldt Forum di Berlino. Nel 2017 riceve il grant dalla Pollock-Krasner Foundation di New York e realizza l’intervento site-specific “Imaginary Country” per il quartiere del design Milano-Lambrate.
Ha esposto, inoltre, alla Zabludowicz Collection di Londra, al Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, alla Pinakothek der Moderne di Monaco (DE), al Museo del Barrio (New York, 2011 biennale arte contemporanea latina), in Viafarini (Milano) e Marsèlleria (Milano), al Neuer Kunstverein di Aachen, alla seconda Biennale di Praga e a Manifesta 7 Trento/Bolzano, nelle gallerie Boccanera Gallery (Trento), Studio La Città (Verona), Diana Lowenstein (Miami, USA), Valentina Bonomo (Roma),  e Spencer Brownstone (New York City) e nella fiera MACO Mexico, Città del Messico, nel festival Witte de With Festival di Rotterdam, nel Museo Casa di Giulietta (Verona), nel complesso monumentale Santo Spirito in Sassia (Roma) e nella Fondazione La Fabbrica del Cioccolato (Ticino, Svizzera).
Le sue opere sono incluse in diverse collezioni private italiane e straniere, tra cui ricordiamo Zabludowicz Collection (Londra), Fondation pour l’art contemporain Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon (Francia), Tom Patchett (Los Angeles), Luciano Benetton (Venezia) e Patrizia Pepe (Prato).

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Boccanera Gallery - Milan, has the privilege of presenting the exhibitions of 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 exhibition will be open to public in the Boccanera satellite space in via Ventura 6, in Milano-Lambrate, till May 13th, 2019

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).