The plastic artist Daniel Núñez (Madrid, 1988), has brought its ‘Palace’ collection to the Costa del Sol, an exhibition of 24 pictorial works in which the creator extols the beauty of everyday objects, and which can be visited at the Yusto-Giner gallery in Marbella Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and by appointment on weekends.
-What does the ‘Palace’ exhibition consist of?
-It is a series that I am working on now and that represents my palace, the present moment. It is like my bubble and where I refer to a lot of symbols related to everyday objects that normally go unnoticed, and that when representing them I give them a more mystical or magical meaning. Are very everyday objects such as food scraps, sneakers or a cap, things that are somehow in my environment and in my present.
-How do you represent these elements?
-What I do is rscaling and representing everyday objects in a painting to give them that most magical connotation. It is also a kind of agratitude to life, to the present moment, to be happy with the things you have and give it that importance and that greatness as a palace.
-During what period will it be exhibited?
-It will be exhibited in the Yusto-Giner gallery in Marbella. It begins on November 13 and will last for two months until January 12 or 14. Hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on and on weekends by appointment. Admission is free.
-What theme does the exhibition focus on?
-The series that I am working on this year has been connected and is that series of everyday objects, but I have also opened myself to other elements of my imagination such as animals or situations that are part of my imagination and I think are representations of my subconscious. It is also a representation of my emotions and I am playing with it, so sometimes they are represented in the form of an object, in a slightly more abstract work or in the form of an animal.
-What are your artistic influences?
-Although I started in the world of graffiti, what really attracted me to painting was abstract neo-expressionism, and especially the American painting type Twombly, Basquiat. Also Picasso.
-How many works make up the ‘Palace’ exhibition?
-Are 14 large-format works and about 10 small drawings, plus a couple of small works as well. Paintings can be purchased, although most are reserved.
-What style predominates in this collection?
-It is a game and I throw more to the figurative with this current of expressionism and neo-expressionism, but I am always between the figurative and the abstract. In fact, in that exhibition I sometimes play to go abstract and show the viewer that They are styles that can be united and that many times do not clash one thing with the other. There he rescued a lot of pictorial knowledge and the language of painting itself.
-What techniques and materials have you used for the compositions that are exhibited?
-It is painting on cotton canvas. The one I use the most is acrylic paint, but I always implement a mixed technique because I put waxes, graffiti and some tapes. Then, what predominates the most is acrylic, but there is always play with other elements.
-What kind of messages are you trying to send to the viewer with this type of work?
It’s a game where I’m a little ironic sometimes but I play to distract the viewer a bit, to cause him a certain mystery, although many other times simply is to capture the beauty of everyday life that I see in all those elements and somehow transmit it. It also has a children’s drawing part, my style is very directed to that and it is a way of seeing similar to that of a child. Children draw much more magic from everyday items than we do, so it has a connection to this.