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In The Studio With Daniel Mantilla

Updated: Mar 30, 2022

Join Colombian artist Daniel Mantilla ( b. 1982 Bogotá) as he shares his experiences of participating at the Unlimited Residency at the Artists Alliance in New York.

"I think of the pictorial space in terms of accumulation and confinement. My practice consists of paintings, prints, drawings, collages, paper and canvas cutouts motivated by ideas of transition and instability. In my work, domestic places, rooftops, and gardens serve as settings for figurative elements such as scaffolding and groups of people. Scaffolding and appliances function as metaphors for development, neglect, or lengthy restorations. Couples and other groups of figures collaborate to assemble or repair. I like to imagine them getting confused on purpose, taking advantage, and misplacing pieces or parts of one and the other."

Daniel Mantilla

Transacciones, 2021, Acrylic on unstretched canvas, 71 x 49 in ( 180.34 x 124.46 cm )

Daniel Mantilla

Monólogos, 2021, Acrylic on unstretched canvas, 54 x 47 in ( 137.16 x 119. 38 cm)

Daniel Mantilla's work has been exhibited in Colombia, Spain and the United States in institutions such as the Museo de Arte del Tolima Banco de la República in Ibagué, Colombia; Tampa Museum of Art and USF Contemporary Art Museum in Tampa, Florida; The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; and Hunter College, New York.

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