DANIEL GONZALEZ - God of Dancing and his Amulets
Jun 4 – Jul 23, 2022
My work centers around the rite of celebration and breaking the boundaries between categories.
When we are celebrating an event, our behavior changes considerably. Inhibitions decrease, we become lighthearted, we dance, talk and share our time with others, regardless of social differences, losing ourselves to a sense of freedom where social norms collapse.
In the paintings and Mylar Works of God of Dancing and his Amulets, I tried to create spaces where to meet and socialize, living an experience with the subjects, characters and thoughts of the artwork.
These artworks are born like a performance. I paint, glue and sew to the rhythm of music. I cover the studio floor with paper and canvas and, in passing, I layer it in stains as a leftover of the experience. I then use this material as the base layer for new paintings.
The Mylar Works are sculptures made with the material that is normally used for scenic theater curtains on Broadway or for wrapping candy. It allows to handle light itself as raw material.
Daniel Gonzalez, 2022