The city is a great puzzle solved, composed of millions of pieces that fit perfectly, no matter how certain frames seem imperfect. We notice the set, but we don't usually look too much into the details. Daniel Rodríguez Collazo (Havana, 1987) is interested in both the part and the whole. Although that "everything" that recreates is also part of something.
The city of Daniel (as to some extent the royal city, in which it is inspired) is the harmonious conjunction of its elements. There are usually no "conflicts", distortions, elaborate metaphors in these works (which are evident in other artist series); This is a quiet vision of Havana, thorough, thorough, accurate ...
If it were not for the clear aesthetic vocation, which seeks beauty without forcing it, documentary value prevails here. But Daniel, by detailing the architecture, adds to the intrinsic values of the framework from which a formal cleaning starts that the buildings, in their concretion, do not have. The artist is committed to essences. The noun, before the adjective.
In his works you can almost notice that precision of the technical level, "elevated" to an aesthetic category. Daniel's art shuns sterile arabesques.
The mastery of the drawing, the discreet use of color, the determined selection of the point of view distinguish this urban landscape, perfectly recognizable and, nevertheless, poetic in its estrangement. It is at the same time the city we see and the dream city.