Sunday, December 19, 2010

Figurative Perspectives, exhibition at Julie Nester Gallery

Figurative Perspectives
Featuring Sculptures by Tor Archer and Paintings by Daniel Ochoa
Opening Reception: December 29, 5:30-8pm
The evocative figurative paintings from Daniel Ochoa show an artist that is adept at translating the mood of the subject, while his use of abstraction within his process provides a veil of ambiguity and gesture.  Historically, Ochoa’s work has been heavily influenced by his experiences growing up in a bicultural and bilingual household. 
Continuing to work within this perspective, Ochoa's new developments are the use of pixel emulation and writing in Spanish and English within the layers of paint. The work is about personal identity and shifting perspectives.  The plurality of the imagery is apparent as the pixel, writing, abstraction and realistic rendering coexist within the layers of paint.
Click to see all of the available Ochoa paintings.

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday 10:30 − 6:00, Saturday 10 − 5, Sunday 10 − 4, anytime by appointment
1280 Iron Horse Dr. Park City, UT 84060

Many Caras, 60x48in, o/c, at Julie Nester Gallery

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

El Músico Portrait Study

El Músico Portrait Study, 24x18in, o/c, by Daniel Ochoa
 New work available at Stricoff Fine Art

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Joven Artista Portrait Study

Joven Artista Portrait, 24x18in, o/c by Daniel Ochoa

Friday, December 3, 2010

From the Piñata

From the Piñata, 44x34in, o/c, by Daniel Ochoa

Friday, November 19, 2010

Cara at Night, New work at Julie Nester Gallery

Cara at Night, 52x28in, o/c, by Daniel Ochoa
 New work on reserve for solo show at Julie Nester Gallery

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Capturing the Shadow, at Crowned Museum in Taiwan.

Study, oil on duralar, by Daniel Ochoa

My work will be included in a group show called "Capturing the Shadow" at the Crowned Museum in Kaohsiung, Taiwan with artists Ross Bowns and Hsuan-Chi Chen.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Carmel Art and Film Festival, Fine Art Auction

  I recently participated in an art auction with the Carmel Art Film and Festival. Below is an image of the painting I submitted for the event which took place last month.

Walk Adelante, 16x12in, o/c by Daniel Ochoa

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Studies on duralar

Brazo's Moving, oil on duralar, 9x4inby Daniel Ochoa

Shoulder in Cuarto, oil on duralar, 10x8, by Daniel Ochoa


Aqua Cuarto, oil on duralar, 10x8in, by Daniel Ochoa

 Here is a group of small figure studies done with oil on duralar.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Alumni Fine Art Auction

Venda the Ojos, oil on canvas, 14x11in, by Daniel Ochoa
15th Annual Faculty + Alumni Fine Art Auction
Benefiting the University's Student Scholarship Fund.
Venda the Eyes, the image below, will be available at the live auction.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Toronto International Art Fair

Cara and Cuarto, 36x24in, oil on canvas
Toronto International Art Fair
Stricoff Fine Art booth
October 28th-November 1st, 2010
Toronto, Canada.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Many Caras

Many Caras, 60x48in, oil on canvas, by Daniel Ochoa

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Visit with Abuelo, Study

Visit with Abuelo, Study, 8x8in, oil on board.

 Available at:
Root Division 9th Annual Art Auction.
Thursday, Oct 21 

3175 17th Street (at South Van Ness)
San Francisco, CA 94110

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Standing in Cuarto

Standing in Cuarto, 36x24in, oil on canvas

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

words in painting

Earlier this year, I started incorporating written text within the layers of my work. The paintings often start out with pours and drips, and I write with oil stick after the first couple layers. The words are both in English and Spanish and interchange from word to word and sentence to sentence. I grew up in a family environment where English was the primary language at home, but at large family gatherings Spanish was spoken. I have a limited ability to speak Spanish, and there are still some  awkward moments with extended family members who don't speak English.
The words I write in the layers tell stories, label, and describe emotions related to the imagery in the painting. Switching languages, confronts the process of translation. By repeating the same word such as "Ojo, Eye" written over the eye of a portrait, I suggest that perspective can be filtered through language.  The use of this kind of written narrative suggests my mixed identity, and the complexity of meaning in language. 
Detail from Ojo in Cuarto
Ojo in Cuarto, 48x36in, oil on canvas

Monday, October 11, 2010

Pecho and Shoulder Study

Pecho and Shoulder Study. o/c, by Daniel Ochoa

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

Stricoff Fine Art, group show pictures

Stricoff Fine Art, group show in New York City.

Artists include
Aileen Chong, David Janssen, Kevin Kearns and Daniel Ochoa

On view till October 19th.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Poets and Artists Magazine

Poets and Artists Magazine recently did an issue called "IN PURSUIT". I collaborated with Erika Moya. Below is a link to the publication and you can find our collaboration on pages 80-83.

Link to Poets and Artists Magazine "IN PURSUIT"

This is the painting I included and below is a small section from Moya's poem

"The streets are adopting silence this night

Arches below arches
a tailored vein
a name, a street

shell stiffens like a mask
beneath the skin, coins are placed"

Here is a link to more of Erika Moya's work.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The pixel in painting

Cambio Self Retrato, 48x36in, oil on canvas by Daniel Ochoa

Recently, I began incorporating pixel emulation in my work. This came about because I read The Post Modern Turn by Best and Kellner. The reading prompted me to question the formal qualities in my work. The realistic depiction of objects and abstract techniques are both identified with modern artists. I saw the pixel as a sign of the postmodern because it did not exist before the 1960's, which as the authors suggest is when the post modern turn began to take place.
When I was in high school in 1998, I took a photography class using 'real film' and learned how to develop the film with a chemical process. I used traditional cameras for about five more years and saw the transition to digital cameras. Now in 2010, almost all imagery in television, computer, and cameras use pixel technology to produce images. I use digital cameras exclusively and rely on digital software to view, edit and print the images I prepare for paintings. By incorporating the suggestion of pixels in my work, I am appropriating a product of technology that permeates our environment. In my work, I explore how to pluralize perspectives and the destruction of the hi-res or 'real looking' image to the pixel re-identifies the perception of the imagery.

The pixelated photo above is a reference I used for the painting "Cambio Self Retrato".

Monday, October 4, 2010

Group Show at Stricoff Fine Art

Group Show at Stricoff Fine Art in New Your City

Oct 7-19th
Opening reception October 7th 6-8pm

Ojos See, 60x34in, oil on canvas

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Se Llama Modernist Impressionist

Se Llama Modernist Impressionist, 24x18in, oil on canvas

Friday, October 1, 2010

Brooklyln Extranjero and Space in Caurto

New work at Hallway Gallery in Bellevue, Washington.

Brooklyn Extranjero, 18x14in, oil on canvas
Space in Cuarto, 36x24in, Oil on canvas

Hallway Gallery

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Drawings: Group Exhibition at Principle Gallery in Alexandria, VA.
here are two drawings of mine that are included in the show.

Affordable Art Fair Photos Fall 2010

Here are some photos from The Affordable Art Fair Fall 2010. Julie Nester brought a number of my works. In the photos, there are works by Tor Archer, Carol O'Malia and Marshall Crossman.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Que Fue Portrait

Que Fue Portrait, 30x24in, oil on canvas

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Affordable Art Fair New York

Cambio Retrato, 40x36in, oil on canvas by Daniel Ochoa

Julie Nester Gallery will be bringing my work to the Affordable Art Fair in New York City Sept 30th-Oct 3rd

AAF-NY link

Derrecho in Cuarto, 58x30in, oil on canvas by Daniel Ochoa

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New Gallery Representation at Stricoff Fine Art in New York City

Stricoff Fine Art is now representing my work in the Chelsea area of New York City.

Upcoming group show in fall.

Ahora Dice Portrait, 40x30in, oil on canvas

Available - Stricoff Fine Art

Lados of Cuarto

Lados of Cuarto, 48x36in, oil on canvas

Stricoff Fine Art

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Review of 'Mixed perceptions' by Adelia Ganson

Adelia Ganson recently wrote a review of 'Mixed Perceptions' which took place at Blue Gallery in June 2010. Below is a link to the full article.

Here is a exert from Adelia Ganson's write up...

'The compositions reference vivisection, with human forms fractured and fragmented, their organic foundation clearly visible. Some create a visual collage of additional elements, and others confront the challenge of selective removal. Through these articulations and strong visual associations with the human self, Ochoa challenges the viewer to confront who they are, or perhaps, what they are not. '

attached painting:
To the Lado, 60x36in, oil on canvas, 2010
Available - Blue Gallery

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Veo, Self Retrato

Veo, Self Retrato, 60x48in, oil on canvas
Julie Nester Gallery

Self Portrait Invitational

06/12/10 - 06/30/10
Julie Nester Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of its Self Portrait Invitational, an exhibition of paintings by 16 artists. The exhibition will include existing JNG artists as well as new invited artists. There will be an opening reception on June 12 from 5:30-8PM.

Write up in The Salt Lake Tribune by Ben Fulton

Here is a section of Ben Fulton's article

"National artists on display, such as Brooklyn-based painter Daniel Ochoa, deconstruct identity in even more radical ways. Ochoa’s large-scale self-portrait obfuscates his face in aggressive brushes of orange-red, and with undecipherable words seeping into an eye socket, a portion of the head and a corner of the chin. The effect is both placid and unsettling."

Write up in Park Record

(when you get to the publications website, search "Julie Nester Gallery, Daniel Ochoa, Portraits." The articles should come up.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

To the Lado

Mixed Perceptions

Opening reception, First Friday, June 4th, 2010 6-9 pm
artists will be in attendance

exhibition runs through June 28th, 2010

To the Lado

oil on canvas
60" x 36"
Available - Blue Gallery

Dedos Forward

Dedos Forward

oil on canvas

25" x 19" fr.

Available - Blue Gallery

Friday, April 30, 2010

Buscando Past

Buscando Past, 72x84in, oil on canvas

Available - Julie Nester Gallery

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Oreja Ear

Oreja Ear, 48x36in, oil on canvas

Available - Blue Gallery

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Poets and Artists Profile

Profile of work in May issue of Poets and Artists.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010