Daniel Augusto Chiesa (Dan Aug) is a contemporary Uruguayan/Italian Abstract, Constructive, Figurative and Visual Artist, that provides us with artworks of special features related to the Astronomy Science, Cosmology and Mysticism.
"Dan Aug's paintings offer a fusion of science and mystery, where utopian futurism meets the constructive historical praxis of ancient Egyptian architecture. Looking at the works of Dan Aug, the viewers will initially be impressed by the mythical and mystical narrative that is crossed through their paintings. While not borrowing from a single tradition, and not copying the sacred stories of ancient societies, Dan Aug has found a way to integrate a cosmological understanding of the universe with the technological innovations that shape the way we see the world of today. For this purpose, he also characterizes and incorporates astronomical and cosmological knowledge into his artworks.
What’s perhaps most significant about Dan Aug’s artistry, and the themes he works with, is his preference for oil on canvas. To be sure, since the time of the Renaissance it has been almost commonplace for philosophical and religious themes to be painted in oil. Yet Dan Aug uses oil paints to point out the layered process underlying scientific and technological insights. Thus, his paintings often go by the title of Construction, and, whether figurative or abstract, emphasize the mosaic like patterns out of which our logical understanding of the world."
Daniel Augusto Chiesa (DAN AUG), Uruguay 1956.
* Based in Montevideo (Uruguay), his life has elapsed between Uruguay, Italy and the United States.
* The world of Science, Electronics, Telecommunications, I.T. and especially Astronomy Science and the
Space exploration carries him, almost without realizing it, to transit through the International Art Scene.
Since year 2002 he turns to painting and start an outstanding career as an artist too.
Actually he belongs to the I.A.A.A. (International Association of Astronomical Artists) and has active participations at Conferences and Forums related to Art and Astronomy Science.
* In 2005 his artwork "Xanadu Joyful Day" is First Prize in a global competition from The Planetary Society (Pasadena, CA, USA) and the European Space Agency. This work was exhibited in the Operations Center of the European Space Agency, Darmstadt, Germany and Pasadena, Ca, USA.
* His prolific work, inspired in the mysteries of the universe, science and mysticism, has allowed him to participate in many national and international exhibitions, and we find most of his artworks in various private collections.
* Since year 2002 up till today he had dozens of Solo and Collective Exhibitions worldwide.
Since I strongly believe that our life is a continuos construction of different events, as I reflect them on the canvas.
For this series My art is generated accordingly with my inner resonance that those events provoques on me.
This is the way I see when things happens to be just opposite, in reality as we thought they would be.
This is the way I see when things happens to be just opposite, in reality as we thought it would be.
Funny way to see the interaction between the curved and the straight