Today we’d like to introduce you to Daniel Gaviani.
Daniel, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
Ever since I was a child, I had an undying creative soul. My spirit was fed magic and determination by a beautiful mother who raised me single-handedly. Although I knew my spirit craved to be a creator of beautiful things, I didn’t want to disappoint my mom. I felt I needed to go to college and find a career in a professional industry. I wanted nothing more than to make her proud and give us the life we never had.
Yet, the struggles of University only pushed me closer and closer to my true self; my creative self. I began drawing, producing music and whimsical paintings when my emotions became too much to handle. I found myself becoming more in-tune with who I really was: an artist. I know that I will make myself, my mother, and the universe proud by being authentic to myself.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
All of reality reflects what is within. My art reflects my personal inner thoughts and reality. At times it can be twisted and dark, but at other times it is beautiful and peaceful depending on my state of mind.
I’ve been inspired by cubism and surrealism to create art that is psychedelic and unique. My art always revolves around passions of mine, including music, history, political theory, and spirituality. I’ve become obsessed with the universe and finding my place within it; much of my art helps express this.
None of my art is ever planned. It is always colorful and psychedelic, incorporating geometric shapes to create interesting flows and patterns. All of my art uses sharpies, acrylic paint, and free canvases. I’ve done art on street signs, stop signs, thrown art posters, etc. My art comes out of my own search for inner peace; I hope my work can be a muse for those who are struggling and need mindfulness and a friend.
Artists face many challenges, but what do you feel is the most pressing among them?
It’s always hard telling people that you are an artist. Every time I tell someone about my plans or my dreams, I get laughed at. They simply don’t get it. It’s hard to continually stay motivated and authentic to yourself when the world thinks you’re just lazy.
The truth is: we’re the exact opposite of lazy. People hope to get a degree, find a career, and get married to find their happiness since they’ve been conditioned and brainwashed to feel this way. But the truth is, we can happy in the present moment by simply being ourselves and letting go of society’s expectations.
It takes time and hard work to paint every day and to turn this into a living. We don’t paint because we’re lazy, we paint because we allow ourselves to live in the moment and create our own happiness. As artists, we must find our own way to turn doubt and hate into something productive and meaningful to society, which is challenging to use all.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
All of my art can be seen on Instagram (@danny_g_draws). I made a bet with myself that I had to draw/paint for at least an hour a day. All of my work is posted to Instagram on a daily basis.
My art is looking for permanent homes and is also for sale. Please reach out to me regarding exhibitions, shows, or any art sales through my Instagram page!
- Phone: 6179095919
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: @danny_g_draws