Barcelona Pavilion

1,190.00

2018
Gouache on paper
Unique piece
15.3 x 22.6 cm

Only 1 left in stock

Portrait-Danny-Heller

DANNY HELLER (Northridge, California, USA, 1982)

Heller earned a BA in Art, with an emphasis in painting and collage, from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

He has exhibited at major galleries and museums in the United States, including the George Billis Gallery (New York and Los Angeles) and the Laguna Art Museum, and his work has been featured in prestigious journals such as JuxtapozAmerican Art CollectorLA Weekly and the Spanish publication Arquitectura y diseño.

Having grown up in Los Angeles, where designer homes and cars abound, his work has gradually centred on mid-century American imagery, especially architecture.

Heller’s work displays an almost photographic realism and obsessive love of detail, proving beyond a doubt his talent for capturing the California colours, light and air as well as the most iconic shadows and corners of Los Angeles’s dark side.

Many of his pieces have made their way into prestigious collections, including those of the Long Beach Museum of Art, the Palm Springs Architecture and Design Center, and Fondation Colas in Paris.

 

Description

Text description provided by the architects. As part of the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona Spain, the Barcelona Pavilion, designed by Mies van der Rohe, was the display of architecture’s modern movement to the world.  Originally named the German Pavilion, the pavilion was the face of Germany after WWI, emulating the nation’s progressively modern culture that was still rooted in its classical history. Its elegant and sleek design combined with rich natural material presented Mies’ Barcelona Pavilion as a bridge into his future career, as well as architectural modernism.