Meet Natural 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 definite Renaissance sense of color-blocking and steadiness, 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 attaining for order a number of the giant international’s mysteries is these days on view at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles. Those are paired with examples of Daniel’s large-scale, supremely saturated trend research — the easier to catch through-lines in his ingenious 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 previous.

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

My present paintings is an investigation that starts throughout the eyes of the artist as a seven year-old, mindful that it’s 60 years later and dedicated to the conviction that there’s a coexisting perspective of the similar enigmatic truth searching for a not unusual figurative language. Growing summary patterned settings for figures that act as provocations throughout the unknowable — The End result of an Enigma.

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

I’d most definitely be a lawn dressmaker.

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 move to artwork college? Why/Why no longer? 

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 are living in a tepee within the northern California woodland. I’m self taught.

When used to be your first display? 

My first display used to be 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/used to be your present/most up-to-date/subsequent display or challenge? 

I these days have a display, The End result of an Enigma, at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles working by way of July 16 in downtown.

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

What artist dwelling or useless 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 an identical pictorial predilections.

Web site & 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 — 3:29 pm