Daniel González was born in Argentina in 1963; he lives and works in New York and Verona (Italy).
His work results from the research into celebration rites and cross-boundaries and it takes the form of public projects, sequined banner-painting and wearable one-off pieces exhibited in high-impact performances. González creates irrational and energetic worlds, areas of freedom in which existing conventions collapse.
González develops public art projects since 2007. These ephemeral pieces of architecture are fantasy installations for reality. Made with un-usual and light materials, they are ephemeral because they are intended to last for a short time and change the semantic value of the space or architecture for which they have been conceived. Like Bernini’s baroque frameworks, these ephemeral architectures are the tools for celebration which, like fairytales, influence the urban context and involve the community. They are contemporary structures because they catalyse new thoughts, reflections, and values about the concept of the community, belonging, and social sharing to generate emotions and activate new interpersonal relationships. These ephemeral architectures take part in the creation of an entertainment, typical of our society of information and virtual connections.
Morover, González submits art to life consumption: his artworks can be used, like the flower pots, conceived as unique packaging for potted plants with hand-sewn sequins on canvas, or passed through like curtains or simply hang on the wall, like the Mylar wallpaper and collages. Daniel González takes the mylar collage technique to a further step in order to create wonder inside the living space, like ephemeral works to celebrate every moment of our lives, pondering through their dazzle the hand-made minimalist compositions.