Daniel Cuervo

Pravia (Asturias), 1972
Barcelona desde el mar IX, oil on wood panel, 70 × 36 cm

About the artist

Daniel Cuervo’s painting can be cathegorised in the style of the Hyperrealism, although in a personalised manner. He usually portrays urban landscapes, mostly Barcelona and occasionally London and Paris.

His creative process is extremely slow. It starts with a detailed drawing that eventually will be covered with a great many invisible brushstrokes. They are the artist’s translation of his meticulous observation of the real world and its image.

Each one of his works is challenging the ability of the human eye to capture information. He values every single detail and element as it occurs in the reality and underlines their importance by portraying them with surprising accuracy.

His urban views are neither critical nor nostalgic; instead they are the testimony of the real world to which he gives more prominence by not hiding or reinterpreting anything.

Cuervo graduated in Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona in 1995. He has exhibited at prestigious galleries since 1996 and has regularly presented his work in Sala Parés from 2011. During the past decades his art-work has been selected to participate in important monographic exhibitions devoted to modern realism and it has become part of notable private and institutional collections. He has also been awarded art prizes and received bursaries.

Torre Agbar - Hotel ME, oil on wood panel, 120 × 134 cm
Mallorca - Padilla, oil on wood panel, 60 × 100 cm
Barcelona desde el mar I, oil on wood panel, 20 × 120 cm
Barcelona desde el mar VI, oil on wood panel, 49 × 90 cm
Ángel Mateo Charris Garikoitz Cuevas
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