The Lottery OwnerDaniel Malta
Acrylic paint, pastel, cardboard, paper, masking tape on Stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
38 " h x 28 " w x 1.2 " d |2 lbs. 3 oz.
Daniel draws inspiration from the Neo-expressionists, including Basquiat and Julian Schnabel. Using bright primary colors, collage and hard edge geometric shapes, he builds playful but also somewhat tense depictions of contemporary life. When asked about the title of this piece, Daniel said "The final shape of the work took form after several layers of paint and collage. It started in one direction and ended in another one - its final shape giving the inspiration for its name."
São Paulo, Brazil
Daniel’s work draws on a contemporary naive aesthetic reminiscent of the great Jean-Michel Basquiat. Inspired by street art and neo-expressionism, Daniel deliberately strives for a childlike quality in his figures and shapes. He sketches drafts of his paintings first on an iPad. “Then I go to the canvas or cardboard, a material that I like a lot,” Daniel says. “I love the texture it gives to the work.” Through the use of everyday materials including flattened cardboard boxes, barcodes from old labels, and masking tape, the work is given an assembled quality made popular by contemporary American artists in the 1960s.