Daniel Canogar

Born in Madrid (1964) to a Spanish father and an American mother, Daniel Canogar’s life and career have bridged between Spain and the U.S. Photography was his earliest medium of choice, receiving a M.A. from NYU at the International Center of photography in 1990, but he soon became interested in the possibilities of the projected image and installation art.

Role: visuals




Aqueous is a video-triptych that features an abstract animation. The liquefied images that appear on the screen are created with Youtube videos. A Wireless keyboard placed in proximity to the screens allows users to enter a query. The artwork will then download the first 100 videos on YouTube that appear under the selected search and abstract them into liquid forms. Certain details remain recognizable– a face, a hand, an automobile – in the constantly mutating amorphous shapes being generated by the artwork. By pressing the “D” key on the keyboard, the YouTube videos that form the abstraction will be momentarily revealed for 10 seconds. The artist hopes Aqueous will become a conversation piece within the Sobrato Foundation community, encouraging visitors and employees alike to try new queries, and witness throughout the day how such queries determine the color scheme and tempo of the abstraction The triptych format references a rich art-historical tradition of threepanel paintings, evoking classical elegance while simultaneously being cutting-edge in its technological implementation. The abstract animation, spread over the three screens, is generative and forever changing, thus becomes a work of endless combinations.




Surge Estampa

Daniel Canogar's installation at Estampa contemporary art fair.

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