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Daniel Senise, Skylight, 2017, monotype on cotton on aluminum, 98 3/8 × 118 1/8".

Daniel Senise

Galeria Nara Roesler | São Paulo

Daniel Senise, Skylight, 2017, monotype on cotton on aluminum, 98 3/8 × 118 1/8".

Brazilian artist Daniel Senise is often referred to as a painter, despite his use of many different mediums since he began making artwork in the 1980s. Senise has painted a great deal, of course; he was trained in the practice (after earning a degree in engineering), and the term painting accurately describes most of the work he made early in his career. But as his oeuvre has developed, it’s become clear that the core of his art lies not in a medium that defines what he does, but in the impetus to experiment and decipher ways of seeing and constructing images. In doing so, he works through concepts and draws on some elements that are inherent to painting, such as composition, perspective, and color, but his art is not constrained by painting’s qualitative limitations.  

In his most recent show, curated by Brett Littman, executive director of the Drawing Center in New York, Senise

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