In The Studio
In the studio with Daniel Dias, whose practice turns toward the neo-surreal, where familiar images and stories are warped into a psychological portrait of our times and experiences. We met with Diego to tell us more about growing up in São Paulo, what inspired them to first pursue their artistic journey, and unexpected sources of inspiration.
Daniel Dias (b. 1987, Brazil) is a visual artist whose use of the figure and narration are important tools in Daniel's practice. In effort to place a grounding familiarity and bodily structure within our seemingly uncertain time, Daniel has turned toward the neo-surreal, where familiar images and stories are warped into a psychological portrait of our times and experiences. He tries to plumb into the depths of his own multi-cultural history to present imagery that is both deeply private and universal; teasingly oblique and resonant; humorous and deadly serious.
MFA, University of Delaware, 2016-2018
BFA, Ringling College of Art and Design, 2006-2010
2019, Review: Zevitas Marcus, Daniel Dias, LA Art Party
2021, Cheating Dysfunction, Untitled Space, Shanghai, China (Group)
2020, All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA, USA (Group)
2019, The Influencers Mean No Harm, Zevitas Marcus, Los Angeles, CA, USA (Solo)
2018, 215|610 Contemporary Juried Exhibit (juried by Jean Shin), Delaware County Community College Art Gallery, Media, PA, USA (Group)
2018, Eight Emerging Artists, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA , USA (Group)
2018, Cadence, The Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE, USA (Group)
2018, Mid Atlantic New Painting 2018, Ridderhof Martin Gallery, Fredericksburg, VA, USA (Group)
2016, Common Ground, Taylor Hall Gallery, Newark, DE, USA (Group)
2016, Foreign Artists Exhibition, Wanda Shopping Center Gallery, Nanjing, China (Group)