THE LAYERS OF OUR WORLD ARE MADE UP IN OUR MINDS by Daniel Inacio Baeta
Using a pallet knife to create strong and gestural strokes, Daniel’s artworks combine his interests in art, architecture and design. These curiosities, influence his paintings of landscapes, figures and faces. He is intrigued by simplifying the human body in showing different parts that make it whole and creating layers of paint, which become somewhat three dimensional. One's face, Daniel believes, can tell you so much about a person. He sees faces as having a sense of structure and symmetry but also a story to tell. Each line and stroke make up that narrative and is further illustrated through expression. The juxtaposition of Daniel’s experience in both art and functional design, largely inspires the aesthetic expression which he strives to create.
Born and raised in Johannesburg, of Portuguese nationality, Daniel Inacio Baeta graduated with a BA in Fine Arts with Honours, at the University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg. While studying Fine Art he was drawn to creating abstract art installations with a physical experience for the viewer. After studying he went to work for an Art Gallery in Miami. Through the process of selling fine art oil paintings, his interest was drawn to exploring oil paintings of his own.
He is a Post-Modern and Abstract artist, where his interests lie in the Arts, Architecture, and Design. While painting during his free time, Daniel is also currently continuing studies in Landscape Architecture at UCT.