Meet Enigmatic Surrealist Lavi Daniel 

meet an artist mondayLavi Daniel is a self-taught painter whose distinctive imaginative and prescient has been similarly formed through love for a undeniable Renaissance sense of color-blocking and stability, intimacy with the evocative possible of summary textile design, and the natural surrealism of reminiscence and beauty in a kid’s creativeness. A brand new collection of in detail scaled pastel on paper scenes investigating the dreamlike good judgment of a tender thoughts achieving for order some of the large international’s mysteries is lately on view at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles. Those are paired with examples of Daniel’s large-scale, supremely saturated development research — the simpler to catch through-lines in his creative palette and intuitive compositional motifs, even between narrative and non-figurative works.

Lavi Daniel: Simply So, 2022. Pastel on paper, 10.5 x 14 inches (Courtesy of Luis De Jesus Los Angeles)

L.A. WEEKLY: When do you know you had been an artist? 

LAVI DANIEL: When I used to be round 5 years outdated.

What’s your quick resolution to those who ask what your paintings is set? 

My present paintings is an investigation that starts during the eyes of the artist as a seven year-old, conscious that it’s 60 years later and dedicated to the conviction that there’s a coexisting point of view of the similar enigmatic truth on the lookout for a commonplace figurative language. Developing summary patterned settings for figures that act as provocations inside the unknowable — The End result of an Enigma.

What would you be doing should you weren’t an artist? 

I’d almost definitely be a lawn fashion designer.

Lavi Daniel: The Poetics of Turning, 2019. Oil on canvas, 52 x 62 1/4 inches (Courtesy of Luis De Jesus Los Angeles)

Did you cross to artwork college? Why/Why now not? 

I were given a 4 yr scholarship out of highschool to wait the Pennsylvania Academy of Fantastic Arts. I stayed for part a semester then went off to reside in a tepee within the northern California wooded area. I’m self taught.

When was once your first display? 

My first display was once in 1987 on the Orange County Museum of Artwork, Newport Seaside, as a part of the New California Artist Sequence. That traveled to The Honolulu Academy of Arts in Hawaii.

When is/was once your present/most up-to-date/subsequent display or undertaking? 

I lately have a display, The End result of an Enigma, at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles operating via July 16 in downtown.

Lavi Daniel: A Essential Chain, 2022. Pastel on paper, 9 x 10 1/4 inches (Courtesy of Luis De Jesus Los Angeles)

What artist dwelling or lifeless would you maximum like to turn or paintings with? 

I’d maximum like to turn with Fra Angelico or much more aptly with Stefano Di Giovanni Di Consolo, referred to as il Sassetta. A Tuscan painter (1392-1450) from Sienna, Italy. We appear to have identical pictorial predilections.

Website online & social, please!

IG: @lavi.artist

Lavi Daniel: The Grower, 2022. Oil pastel on paper, 14 x 13 inches (Courtesy of Luis De Jesus Los Angeles)

Set up view of Lavi Daniel: The End result of an Enigma at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

Updated: June 27, 2022 — 5:17 pm