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

Monday, September 12, 2016

Curiosity Reference Photo For Paintings

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I am working with NASA's API for Mars rover curiosity to source reference photos for paintings. This page pulls images from their data base with the use of javascript and php. Some data is missing by date, but there are hundreds of photos. You can click on arrows to go up or down according the a mars day, or sol. This piece is on the first layer and 12x12in.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

First painting study of mars. Image take by Mars Rover Curiosity.

Painting Study 8-6-16, 4x6in, oil on paper, 2016 by Artist Daniel Ochoa

This is the first of a number of studies I will be making of images from Mars.
Here is a page with some more images taken by Mars Rover Curiosity. I used the NASA api to access these images. Thanks NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Friday, August 26, 2016

wip by Daniel Ochoa on 8_LAB

These are my brushes being gently conditioned overnight with linseed oil
8 Lab recently launched a new feature called 'Wip'. Artist's can post works in progress or notes on studio practice. Here is my recent post. I don't wash my brushes, you could say lazy. But I like to substitute lazy for the word 'efficient' in this case, and I explain why.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Profile on 8_LAB

Here is my profile on 8_LAB Arts Platform. You can find new works,  events and curated collections of artworks.

check out new work on 8_LAB
Painting study 8.17.16, 6x4in, oil on paper, 2016
Artist: Daniel Ochoa
Available Artist's Studio

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Union Study

Union Study, 12x12in, Oil on Canvas, 2016
Artist: Daniel Ochoa

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Velas Sin Cargo

Velas Sin Cargo, 36x36in, Oil on Canvas, 2016

Velas Sin Cargo, 36x36in, Oil on Canvas, 2016
Artist: Daniel Ochoa 
Available Julie Nester Gallery

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Excelsior SF

Excelsior SF, 44x48in, Oil on Canvas, 2016

Julie Nester Gallery will have this work and a couple others at Art Market Art Fair in SF this week. Art Market Productions
Excelsior SF, 44x48in, Oil on Canvas, 2016
Artist: Daniel Ochoa 
Available Julie Nester Gallery 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Documentary Portrait, 12x12in, oil on canvas, 2016

Documentary Portrait, 12x12in, oil on canvas, 2016