Twa Rocket

760.00

2018
Marker on paper
Unique piece
25.5 x 21.5 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

Space has fascinated mankind since the beginning of time. The stars and constellations, the planets, comets, eclipses and the gods that governed the destinies of the world and its inhabitants from the Cosmos … From African petroglyphs and the Palaeolithic caves paintings to the present day, passing through all the great civilizations of Antiquity, space has attracted man either by religion, superstition, science, philosophy and, as it could not be otherwise, has inspired Art in all ages.

The influence of Space is channelled to la Fiambrera artists through its interpretation in 20th century pop culture. From the great names of science fiction literature such as Jules Verne, Isaac Asimov or Arthur C. Clarke to TV shows like The Twilight Zone, Lost in Space, V, Alf and Futurama to name just a few. Big screen feature films such as Star Trek, Star Wars, Close Encounters, 2001 A Space Odyssey, and Mars Attacks were also influences as well as B movie imagery. Similarly NASA’s educational documentaries and all the space race landmarks from the previous half-century are also represented. Names like Sputnik, Telstar, the dog Laika, Gagarin, the Apollo Program, Neil Armstrong, Discovery, Voyager and Skylab all serve to inspire the imaginations of the artists and, through the works they’ve created for this exhibition, visitors are likely to be inspired too.

La Fiambrera Art Gallery is four years old and celebrates this anniversary with SPACE ODDITY named after the famous David Bowie song. Some thirty of the international artists that La Fiambrera represents has provided a thematic work on the subject the final frontier that is SPACE specifically for this event.