Daniel Senise
Daniel Senise

(1955)

Daniel Senise is a renowned Brazilian artist born in 1955 in the city of Rio de Janeiro. From a young age, he showed great interest in art and culture, which led him to study architecture at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. However, after a few years, he decided to drop out of school and focus on his true passion: painting.

In 1981, Senise made his first individual exhibition at the Paulo Klabin Gallery in Rio, where he presented a series of abstract works that caught the attention of critics and the public. From that moment on, his artistic career began to take force and in a short time he became one of the most important artists of the Brazilian scene.

In his early years as an artist, Senise focused on geometric abstraction and the use of unconventional materials, such as wood and iron. However, in the mid -1980s, his work began to take a different course, moving away from abstraction and approaching more figurative subjects.

It was at this time that Senise began using images of Brazilian popular culture in his works, such as favelas, urban landscapes and carnival characters. These images, which are part of the daily life of life in Brazil, became central elements of their work and allowed him to explore issues such as cultural identity, memory and history.

Throughout his career, Senise has been a part of numerous solo and collective exhibitions in Brazil and abroad, and has received several awards and accolades for his work. His paintings are part of important public and private collections worldwide, such as the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona, the Museum of Fine Arts of Houston and the National Museum of Art Center Reina Sofía in Madrid.

At present, Daniel Senise continues to work and creating works of art that explore the complexities of Brazilian culture and has managed to capture the attention and interest of a great part of the art world.