Dani Umpi

  • Dani Umpi
    Galileo, 2014
    Collage
    149,5 x 70 cm

  • Dani Umpi
    Caras, 2014
    Collage
    101 x 65,5 cm

  • Dani Umpi
    Dear Miley, 2014
    Collage
    69 x 101 cm

  • Dani Umpi
    François / Valérie, 2014
    Collage
    98 x 92 cm

  • Dani Umpi
    Escritura automatica, 2014
    Collage
    Variable dimensions

  • Dani Umpi
    Parangolés rigidos, 2014
    Collage
    Variable dimensions

  • Dani Umpi
    Artigas, 2013
    Video
    4´38

  • Dani Umpi
    Informática, 2013
    Collage
    63 x 53 cm

  • Dani Umpi
    Informática, 2013
    Collage
    63 x 53 cm

  • Dani Umpi
    Birds, 2013
    Mixed media
    102,5 x 52,5 cm

  • Dani Umpi
    Fun people
    Collage
    67 x 48 cm

  • Dani Umpi
    Chloë Sevigny & Vincent Gallo, 2013
    Mixed technique
    43 x 30 cm, 50 x 35 cm

  • Dani Umpi
    Performance

From the beginning of his career, Umpi put himself in the place of the Jester, the freak, the mocked. His works reveal a particular dynamic that combines esoteric symbolism with images related to current pop culture and mass consumption, which contextualized in an extraordinary way, produces a language that can be associated with contemporary pop of the 21st century. The artist intersperses the sacred with the profane, intuition with speculation, the banal with the transcendent, superficiality with the abyss. The Jester, opposite and complementary to the Master figure, begins to create symbolic work, to propose transcendental reflection. The embodiment of the pieces is compulsive, obsessive, cumulative, almost cathartic, but by no means random. The chaos or apparent informality of his proposal is a field dominated by simple archetypes. Numbers, shapes and colors prevail. Hermetic, alchemical and Kabbalistic symbolism is always present. The works are cosmogonies formed by political speeches and quantum quotes, systems where the symbol is more powerful than aesthetics, than the artist.

Exhibitions