Nicole Longnecker Gallery presents: "Beneath the Surface" by surrealist watercolor artist Daniel Angeles from May 21 to July 2, 2016. Opening day, May 21 will feature an Artists’ Reception from 5-8pm.
“The new artist in this exhibition brings a dreamlike quality to his work,” said gallery owner Nicole Longnecker. “I’m proud to present Daniel Angeles to Houston collectors. His work is precise, unique and fresh.”
DANIEL ANGELES: Watercolor surrealist painter Daniel Angeles combines precisely painted disparate objects into dreamlike fantasies. His sparse placement of gathered elements focuses the viewer on the narrative in a unique combination of minimalism and surrealism. Angeles originally began painting acrylic on canvas but experimented with watercolor on paper and found it to be the perfect medium for his detailed paintings. It is easy to see the influence of Salvador Dali, Angeles’ favorite painter, in the meticulous paintings. Angeles currently lives and works in Lake Highlands, Texas.
About Beneath the Surface, Angeles says, “At first glance, my artwork is recognized by rich pigments, light hearted narratives and detailed illustrations. What many don’t realize is that hidden beneath the surface are many layers of paint, along with deep rooted emotions in a sort of illustrated journal. I ask you to open your heart and mind to these underlying layers, in hopes that you’ll be surprised to find a deeper, unexpected connection to the work.”