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DANIEL GRANERO

Daniel Granero was born and raised in the region of Valencia Spain. His paintings reflect both his interest in the neolithic remains and history of the region, with its many cave paintings and continuous unbroken history of human culture, and the art history of the Mediterranean region.

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This is Granero's second exhibition at Studio 75; in May 2011 he was part of Keeping Afloat the show of Valencian artists invited to Studio75 to exhbit their work in a mixed media exhibition.

In November 2011 he assisted Nazir Tanbouli in painting the Bomb Shelter mural at La Clinica Mundana in Valencia - link to video..

Now Studio75 is proud to invite Daniel Granero to a solo show of his recent painting in Studio75.

Opening Friday 6 - 9 pm

Open Saturday 12 - 6

Sunday times tbc

 

 

portrait of Daniel Granero by Pablo Llopis Ivañez

 

For this exhibition, Granero has painted on long strips of canvas and paper, creating frieze-like works to wrap around the studio's walls, painted with fine, complex detail. Granero's work is always notable for its combination of strong and bold use of colour, sure and skillful brushwork and playful creative and free imagination.

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acrylic on recycled paper detail

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acrylic on recycled canvas detail

I have found that working long border format is comparable to Arabic calligraphy, and reads both from left to right and vice versa. So, it's a method of communicating with Islamic art, which must be now at an interesting time in its history, since they did not live historical processes as the bourgeois revolution. The revolution they are living now by 25 years later is a world quite different. The borders are also somewhat medieval retaining more clearly some features of the Middle Ages, and refer also to the European phenomenon of fairs and medieval markets; themes, colors, language, refers to comic books (comic also referred to the Middle Ages with series like Conan) and the myths of rock and roll and music culture; not pop, could qualify as rock-art (perhaps opposed to pop-art), although some borders also remind me of some sax solos of jazz musicians.

I also try to make a little tribute to art history, and also to the "mythical" nightlife in some European cities. I put the pictures in a horizontal position become a kind of totems such as north American Indians and charges also emphasize the use of the resources used by the art of indigenous or aboriginal crafts, claiming it as a tribute to my way to the specific time, as the city of London during this time of the Olympic Games and the mix of cultures within a framework of healthy competition and international coexistence at a global level. I have dedicated one of the totem / character / series to the world of sex, individuality and relationships in times of viagra and sex on demand.

- Daniel Granero 2012

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notebooks and sketchbooks, from KEEPING AFLOAT STUDIO75 MAY 2011

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watercolour on paper from KEEPING AFLOAT STUDIO75 MAY 2011

 


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