Saturday, December 10, 2016

Friday, November 25, 2016

Paper Sculpture Instillation

work in progress by Artist Daniel Ochoa
Another view of this work in a different place. Lighting low and focused to see cast shadows, and complexities of negative shapes.
Work in progress by Daniel Ochoa

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Mars Land by Artist Daniel Ochoa

Screen shot from new web based project Mars Land
This project uses programming languages javascript and php to access NASA's API and randomized text is outputted over the image. An ajax call to the API returns JSON formatted data and is sorted to pull images over 500 pixels in hight from the MAST camera on Mars Rover Curiosity. The text over the image is a result of programmatically randomizing a database of words entered by the artist. Words are in columns of various categories such as emotion, color, adjective, noun and time.

Thursday, November 3, 2016


Picture from APOD Nasa, Image Credits: Dietmar Hager

Daily Pics and info from NASA's open APOD api. I started using some of nasa's api's to research and develop concepts for instillations. Not sure where it is going. But great to see how much data and how many images are out there.


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Artist Booklet-Daniel Ochoa 2016

SF August, 40x46in, oil on canvas, 2016. 

An artist booklet containing 40 images of paintings by Daniel Ochoa between 2013-2016. Signed limited edition of 100.
Daniel Ochoa Artist Booklet

Monday, October 24, 2016

Fall works at Jessup Cellars Gallery

SF August

40x46in, oil on canvas, 2016. available at Jessup Cellars Gallery 

Five new paintings available at Jessup Cellars Gallery in Yountville, CA by Artist Daniel Ochoa

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Paper Sculpture Robotics Gesture

Paper sculpture by Artist Daniel Ochoa

I periodically make things with paper. The affordability of material and ability to transform a sheet of paper into larger structures makes it great to explore ideas. I have been working on some multimedia ideas with the nasa api. I watched a bunch of robotics videos about mars rovers and the state of robotics tech. These paper structures are tubes rolled around a pencil and connected with paper joints using matte medium. Dealing with tension, gravity, flexibility, gesture, in building the object. It is suspended by three strings of plastic wire. The negative spaces shift when temperature, time and probably moisture change because paper is a material that is constantly changing. The tension of the modules magnify environmental effects.

Paper Sculpture Robotics Gesture

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Charcoal Portrait Drawing

Drawing 9.14.16, 8x6in, charcoal on paper, 2016

Artist: Daniel Ochoa
Available Artist's Studio