Daniel Venture

Artist Statement

I am a provocateur creating poetry out of images.

My visual scenes are the sum of a highly charged collection of erotic imagery, art appropriation, and painting experiences organized in a new space that describes a world beyond the realm of comfortable realities or conventional appropriateness.

We live in an era of self-censorship, where the most shared interaction is the “like” ♥ and the frank interchange of ideas is quickly disappearing. I aim to challenge this by expressing views that will cause people to openly discuss a subject that most keep well hidden from others.

My work highlights an obsession with the unusual, the carnal, and the passionate wonders in my head, creating drama that exposes the gap between our internal dialogues and the manifested ones.

The layering of images has become my visual vocabulary and emotional language. These layers of pigments converge in the edges or disperse in the center and open a door to the curious eye to enter my creation. My intention is to create a vehicle for the observer to be shocked, challenged, and to experience a new dimension of possibilities.