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untitled, (from the series paisaje mental), 1996

ink on paper

15.75 x 25.2 inches

untitled, (from the series paisaje mental), 1996

ink on paper

15.75 x 25.2 inches

untitled (es como burroughs, from the series carne negra),1994

mixed media

23.62 x 27.56 inches

untitled (si me voy corriendo from the series carne negra),1994

mixed media

23.62 x 27.56 inches

untitled (cosa rica, from the series carne negra),1994

mixed media

23.62 x 27.56 inches

hijo de tu puta madre (ya se quien eres, te he estado observando), caridad, 2001

drawings, collages and collected material

dimensions variable

 

hijo de tu puta madre (ya se quien eres, te he estado observando), esperanza, 2001

drawings, collages, and collected material

dimensions variable

hijo de tu puta madre (ya se quien eres, te he estado observando), fe, 2001

drawings, collages and collected material

dimensions variable

de monstruos, hienas, hombres y el vacío II, 2008

ink and acrylic on paper

27.56 x 39.37 inches

dazed and confused, 2004

painted wood and plastic bananas

24.02 x .47 x 34.65 inches

new york groove, 2004

video transferred to DVD

3 minutes

momentos irrepetibles, 2000

video transferred to DVD

1:30 minutes

fuck you too (from the series la búsqueda del ombligo), 2005-2007

ink on paper on wood panel

82.68 x 70.87 x 1.38 inches

i am not an animal (from the series la búsqueda del ombligo), 2005-2007

ink on paper on wood panel

82.68 x 70.87 x 1.38 inches

abi road (from the series la búsqueda del ombligo), 2005-2007

ink on paper on wood panel

82.68 x 70.87 x 1.38 inches

workoholic (from the series la búsqueda del ombligo), 2005-2007

ink on paper on wood panel

82.68 x 70.87 x 1.38 inches

good days-bad days (para leónidas), 2010

metal and 12 tezontle stones

35.04 x 46.85 x 43.5 inches

i.s., 2006

enamel and iron

set of two metallic structures, 83.46 x 271.65 x 107.48 inches each

carnicería, (from the series el gráfico),2008

carbon paper and ink on paper

49 x 49 inches

que poca mare, (from the series el gráfico),2008

carbon paper and ink on paper

49 x 49 inches

zona de guerra, (from the series el gráfico),2008

carbon paper and ink on paper

49 x 49 inches

jimmie, 2006

golden fantasy chains, fantasy earrings, plastic net and foam

112.2 x 14.7 inches

exilio, 2006

acrylic on wall

1.05 x 3.82 x .1 inches

useless beauty, 2006

painted iron, fantasy jewlery

35.43 x 19.69 x 19.69 inches

used beauty, 2006

iron, fantasy jewlery

22.44 x 10.63 inches

untitled (don´t hurt a woman, from the series sanson blind),2009

chinese ink on paper

18.9 x 22.76 inches

untitled (some are born to the endless night, from the series sanson blind),2009

chinese ink on paper

22.76 x 18.9 inches

untitled (what a wonderful world, from the series sanson blind),2009

chinese ink on paper

22.76 x 18.9 inches

p.p.p. retrato II (from the series the world doesn't want me any more and doesn't know it), 2006

acrylic on wood

19.69 x 15.75 x .98 inches

p.p.p. levitation (from the series the world doesn't want me any more and doesn't know it), 2006

acrylic on wood

19.69 x 15.75 x .98 inches

p.p.p. crow (from the series the world doesn't want me any more and doesn't know it), 2006

acrylic on wood

19.69 x 15.75 x .98 inches

el secreto del mal, 2008

HD video

16 minutes 36 seconds

untitled VIII, (from the series impasse), 2009

chinese ink on paper

18.9 x 22.64

untitled VII (from the series impasse), 2009

chinese ink on paper

22.76 x 18.9 inches

untitled VI (from the series impasse), 2009

chinese ink on paper

18.9 x 22.83 inches

untitled, from the series soup, cosmos and tears, 2011

charcoal, pencil and chinese ink on paper

47.64 x 47.64 inches

soup, cosmos and tears vs. the detroit kid I (homenaje a mike kelley), 2012

charcoal, pencil and chinese ink on paper

47.64 x 47.64 inches

soup, cosmos and tears vs. the detroit kid II (homenaje a mike kelley), 2012

charcoal, pencil and chinese ink on paper

47.64 x 47.64 inches

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untitled, (from the series paisaje mental), 1996

ink on paper

15.75 x 25.2 inches

image

untitled, (from the series paisaje mental), 1996

ink on paper

15.75 x 25.2 inches

image

untitled (es como burroughs, from the series carne negra),1994

mixed media

23.62 x 27.56 inches

image

untitled (si me voy corriendo from the series carne negra),1994

mixed media

23.62 x 27.56 inches

image

untitled (cosa rica, from the series carne negra),1994

mixed media

23.62 x 27.56 inches

image

hijo de tu puta madre (ya se quien eres, te he estado observando), caridad, 2001

drawings, collages and collected material

dimensions variable

 

image

hijo de tu puta madre (ya se quien eres, te he estado observando), esperanza, 2001

drawings, collages, and collected material

dimensions variable

image

hijo de tu puta madre (ya se quien eres, te he estado observando), fe, 2001

drawings, collages and collected material

dimensions variable

image

de monstruos, hienas, hombres y el vacío II, 2008

ink and acrylic on paper

27.56 x 39.37 inches

image

dazed and confused, 2004

painted wood and plastic bananas

24.02 x .47 x 34.65 inches

image

new york groove, 2004

video transferred to DVD

3 minutes

image

momentos irrepetibles, 2000

video transferred to DVD

1:30 minutes

image

fuck you too (from the series la búsqueda del ombligo), 2005-2007

ink on paper on wood panel

82.68 x 70.87 x 1.38 inches

image

i am not an animal (from the series la búsqueda del ombligo), 2005-2007

ink on paper on wood panel

82.68 x 70.87 x 1.38 inches

image

abi road (from the series la búsqueda del ombligo), 2005-2007

ink on paper on wood panel

82.68 x 70.87 x 1.38 inches

image

workoholic (from the series la búsqueda del ombligo), 2005-2007

ink on paper on wood panel

82.68 x 70.87 x 1.38 inches

image

good days-bad days (para leónidas), 2010

metal and 12 tezontle stones

35.04 x 46.85 x 43.5 inches

image

i.s., 2006

enamel and iron

set of two metallic structures, 83.46 x 271.65 x 107.48 inches each

image

carnicería, (from the series el gráfico),2008

carbon paper and ink on paper

49 x 49 inches

image

que poca mare, (from the series el gráfico),2008

carbon paper and ink on paper

49 x 49 inches

image

zona de guerra, (from the series el gráfico),2008

carbon paper and ink on paper

49 x 49 inches

image

jimmie, 2006

golden fantasy chains, fantasy earrings, plastic net and foam

112.2 x 14.7 inches

image

exilio, 2006

acrylic on wall

1.05 x 3.82 x .1 inches

image

useless beauty, 2006

painted iron, fantasy jewlery

35.43 x 19.69 x 19.69 inches

image

used beauty, 2006

iron, fantasy jewlery

22.44 x 10.63 inches

image

untitled (don´t hurt a woman, from the series sanson blind),2009

chinese ink on paper

18.9 x 22.76 inches

image

untitled (some are born to the endless night, from the series sanson blind),2009

chinese ink on paper

22.76 x 18.9 inches

image

untitled (what a wonderful world, from the series sanson blind),2009

chinese ink on paper

22.76 x 18.9 inches

image

p.p.p. retrato II (from the series the world doesn't want me any more and doesn't know it), 2006

acrylic on wood

19.69 x 15.75 x .98 inches

image

p.p.p. levitation (from the series the world doesn't want me any more and doesn't know it), 2006

acrylic on wood

19.69 x 15.75 x .98 inches

image

p.p.p. crow (from the series the world doesn't want me any more and doesn't know it), 2006

acrylic on wood

19.69 x 15.75 x .98 inches

image

el secreto del mal, 2008

HD video

16 minutes 36 seconds

image

untitled VIII, (from the series impasse), 2009

chinese ink on paper

18.9 x 22.64

image

untitled VII (from the series impasse), 2009

chinese ink on paper

22.76 x 18.9 inches

image

untitled VI (from the series impasse), 2009

chinese ink on paper

18.9 x 22.83 inches

image

untitled, from the series soup, cosmos and tears, 2011

charcoal, pencil and chinese ink on paper

47.64 x 47.64 inches

image

soup, cosmos and tears vs. the detroit kid I (homenaje a mike kelley), 2012

charcoal, pencil and chinese ink on paper

47.64 x 47.64 inches

image

soup, cosmos and tears vs. the detroit kid II (homenaje a mike kelley), 2012

charcoal, pencil and chinese ink on paper

47.64 x 47.64 inches

daniel guzmán
* 1964, Mexico City

 

Voracious reader and incurable audiophile, Daniel Guzmán digests, absorbs and recombines musical and literary references at his own discretion. His work is marked by an almost autobiographical sincerity. Comics and cartoons, song lyrics, Pre-Hispanic iconography and sensational press clippings – residues of the artist’s daily life in Mexico City – combine and reconfigure as part of his vocabulary. Resulting from a constant, disciplined search, his drawings are guided by his hand’s intuition, which translates his references and imagination unto paper. Ink, pencil, acrylic or pastel alike serve to create images that seem to be in constant transformation, and which sometimes interlace with texts in a complex weave of connections and connotations.  His sculptures, videos ad installations are a reflection of a very personal and intimate territory, that emerges from such close examination of the culture and the urban landscape that surrounds him. With a strategic and contagious sense of humor, Guzmán shares the wide range of influences he has cultivated, and through which he reflects upon his experience of the world.

 

Guzmán earned his BFA in 1993 from the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. In 2000, he was a resident at the International Studio & Curatorial Program ISCP, in New York. He has been the recipient of various grants and awards, including the Sistema Nacional de Creadores FONCA (2005); the Grant in Alternative Media FONCA (1997); and the First Place Installation Prize, ExTeresa-Espacio Alternativo (1996).

 

His most important solo exhibitions include: Daniel Guzmán: Chromosome Damage, Drawing Room, London, United Kingdom (2015); Daniel Guzmán: Materia Oscura, Museo de Arte de Zapopan MAZ, Zapopan and Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca MACO, Oaxaca, Mexico (2011); Double Album: Daniel Guzmán and Steven Shearer, New Museum, New York, United States and Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte MUCA-UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico (2008). He has participated in the 55th Carnegie International in Pittsburgh, United States (2009); the 5th Berlin Biennial, Berlin, Germany (2008); the 35th International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2006); the 9th International Istanbul Biennial in Istanbul, Turkey (2005); The 50th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (2003); and The 4th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea (2002).

 

His work has been included in group exhibitions at the following institutions: Museo Nacional de Arte, Guadalajara, México (2014); Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, United States (2013); San Francisco State University, San Francisco, United States (2011); Museo de la Ciudad de México, Mexico and the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, United States (2010); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, United States (2007); Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France (2007); Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom (2006).

 

Daniel Guzmán currently lives and works in Guadalajara, Mexico.