Special Preview: Daniel Canogar “The Amalgama Series Multiples” opening April 9th

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Mark Moore Fine Art is proud to present the first exhibition of “The Amalgama Series Multiples” by New Media artist DANIEL CANOGAR on view through June 16, 2019. This is Canogar’s debut of this new series of prints based on his acclaimed video works and his first works on paper.

View the show now at: https://www.artsy.net/show/mark-moore-fine-art-daniel-canogar-the-amalgama-series-multiples

The “Amalgama” series is composed of prints created with images of significant visual artists, both from the present and the past. These images have been downloaded from the Internet, and transformed through an algorithm created by the artist’s studio. The algorithm liquefies these images into a mercurial blend that partially abstracts the original images.

“Amalgama” is an attempt to understand how digital media is filtering our experience of art, perhaps updating Malraux’s musée imaginaire to the electronic age. The swirling effects that have transformed the original artworks evoke the ceaseless flow of information that courses through the Internet, transforming how artworks are consumed, processed and circulated online. “Amalgama” above all addresses the challenge of making, viewing and circulating art in our liquid modernity.

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Daniel Canogar (Madrid, 1964) received an M.A. from NYU and the International Center for Photography in 1990. His work as a visual artist focuses on photography, video, and installation art. Daniel Canogar has created numerous public art pieces, including Waves, a permanent sculptural LED screen for the atrium of 2 Houston Center, Houston; Travesías, a sculptural LED screen commissioned for the atrium of the European Union Council in Brussels during the Spanish Presidency of the European Union in 2010; Constelaciones, the largest photo-mosaic in Europe created for two pedestrian bridges over the Manzanares River, in MRío Park, Madrid; Helix, a permanent LED sculptural screen made for Quantum of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean cruise ship andClandestinos, a video-projection presented on various emblematic monuments including the Arcos de Lapa in Rio de Janeiro, the Puerta de Alcalá in Madrid and the church of San Pietro in Montorio in Rome.

His recent work includes Storming Times Square, screened on 47 of the LED billboards in Times Square, New York; “Small Data”, a solo exhibition at bitforms, New York, and Max Estrella Gallery in Madrid; “Quadratura”, a solo exhibition at Espacio Fundación Telefónica in Lima; “Vórtices”, an exhibition exploring issues of water and sustainability at the Fundación Canal Isabel II in Madrid;Synaptic Passage, an installation commissioned for the exhibition “Brain: The Inside Story” at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and two installations at the Sundance Film Festival 2011 in Park City, Utah.

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He has exhibited in the Reina Sofia Contemporary Art Museum, Madrid; the Palacio Velázquez, Madrid; Max Estrella Gallery, Madrid; bitforms Gallery, New York; Filomena Soares Gallery, Lisbon; Guy Bärtschi Gallery, Geneva; Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea, Milano; the Santa Mónica Art Center, Barcelona; the Alejandro Otero Museum, Caracas; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio; the Offenes Kulturhaus Center for Contemporary Art, Linz; the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfallen, Düsseldorf; Hamburger Banhof Museum, Berlin; Borusan Contemporary Museum, Istanbul; the American Museum of Natural History, New York; the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh and the Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh.

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2 responses to “Special Preview: Daniel Canogar “The Amalgama Series Multiples” opening April 9th

  1. Hello,
    I normally don’t comment on social media, but this post has inspired me to do so. I have enjoyed your posts and artwork represented until now. I understand the novelty and possible interest in a new technique to create, but I have a problem with taking Art from established artists and utilizing it in this manner. I see the possibility of copyright infringement and I don’t remember seeing any acknowledgement to the artists’ work that actually created these images. Am I correct in recognizing part of Van Gogh’s Starry Night in one of the posted images? I can only imagine how Van Gogh would have felt seeing his masterpiece churned up in an algorithm blender and spit out into this. The images themselves remind me of water reflections that I and millions of others have photographed, so the result in itself is not special, in my opinion, but perhaps arguably this novel approach is. If this artist and any other artist who employs this technique uses their own personal artwork to create, then I am more sympathetic to this approach, but the blatant capitalization and use of an established artist’s artwork is just wrong, especially when the resulting work is just pedestrian.

  2. I can appreciate your concerns. That said, these works by Daniel Canogar are not much different than a current pop musician taking a sample from a classic song and using it as inspiration for a new musical composition. Van Gogh himself was greatly influenced by Impressionism and Post-impressionism, and gained exposure to artists such as Gauguin, Pissarro, Monet, and Bernard. As a result, he adopted brighter, more vibrant colors in his art and began experimenting with his technique. Every artist uses the art that came before as a departure point and inspiration for their own.

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