Daniel Arango (b.1982 Colombia) makes art while traveling the world. For the past eight years, and for the foreseeable future, his nomadic practice and portable studio have brought him to over thirty countries. Arango’s intricately layered canvases combine digital printing and hand painting. They narrativize his encounters with nature, people, and environments, and blend history and contemporary culture.
When Arango was three years old, his grandparents kidnapped him from Colombia and absconded to Miami, where Arango was raised. The vibrant colors of the Carnival de Barranquilla and the tropical birds from his brief childhood on the Caribbean coast left an indelible mark. As a teenager in Miami living near the water, those similar colors, rhythms and cultures became laced with sexual energy.
Arango received a MFA degree in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA in Interior Design from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.