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Daniel Ochoa  San Francisco, CA

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About Daniel


The experiences I had growing up in a bicultural family fuel the imagery, and emotional quality of my work. My father is an immigrant from Mexico, and my mother a white American. On a daily basis, I navigate cultural margins depending on the context of the situation. My work explores the complexities of identity with the understanding that perception is relative. Ambiguity, movement and obscurity play a role in the relationship between the figure and environment. Body language is an important signifier of the emotional temperament of the figure. Each work requires multiple layers of paint and a variety of techniques including masking, sanding, and dripping. I use both English and Spanish words interchangeably to title works which conveys the duality of my identity.


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10 of 20 reactions displayed


Rai ali mansu

10.05.2010 @ 11:26 AM

dominating rythum for the viewer.

Artmuser

10.16.2009 @ 9:45 PM

Typically not my style or technique. Interestingly draws you in though. Alot Daniel is not telling us...and yet, so much. Do tell us more.....

Ross

10.15.2009 @ 10:38 PM

I like it.

Rhonda

10.12.2009 @ 4:34 AM

I felt a big WOW looking and then realizing how early you are in your career is amazing. Why the blank and colorless ground?

Vanessa

10.10.2009 @ 3:14 PM

Reminds me of the boogieman. Creepy!

Monica

10.10.2009 @ 9:56 AM

I love your art ,I also feel identified with the titles since Im also bilingual.

Lydiaann

10.09.2009 @ 9:25 PM

i really love this. the way the eyes look like there pleading for help brings alot of emotion and feeling to the painting. i love everything about it. its th kind of painting you want to buy in a heart beat

Robert

10.09.2009 @ 7:56 PM

Good Work Shows Who you Realy Are Keep on paintin .

Siobhan

10.09.2009 @ 5:56 PM

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. Like Michou says, these works of art make you think. I see at first the human figure, then as I look deeper I see the tribute to nature as well. Stunning work.

Michou

10.09.2009 @ 4:20 PM

The depth of the look is real strong,make you think.I love it

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