Dani Umpi

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.