(Image: Sid Daniels, Salsa Rainbow, 2011, Acrylic on Canvas, 48 X 48 X 1.5 Inches; © Sid Daniels)
Sid Daniels (b. 1951, Toronto, Canada)
Sid Daniels' painting career began in Toronto, Canada at the Ontario College of Art, circa 1970-1974. He later relocated to NYC in 1978 during the height and euphoria of the Disco Era, which inspired and spawned "The Showgirl" theme paintings, an ongoing parade of oversized canvases, depicting provocative ultra stylized women wearing body-hugging costumes, hats and lots of shoes, trademarks to his style. The fabric of Sid's work revolves around his infatuation with the world of Burlesque, MGM technicolor movie musicals circa 1940s and '50s, the Big Band Era, Art Deco, Brazilian music, the world of dance, Cabaret, and haute couture fashion, all catalysts that continue to inspire his work. Sid Daniels sees himself as a contemporary 'Toulouse Lautrec,' having the rhythmic vision of a choreographer and the eclectic eye and ego of a fashion designer, as he applies this to contemporary painting. During the '80s and '90s he made a living as an illustrator, together with mural commissions for hotels and restaurants in the United States and Japan. The surreal animated retro universe that seems to permeate throughout Daniels' structured hard-edge style, is a smorgasbord of geometric and organic surface textures that are overlaid with airbrush, revealing striking works saturated with acrylic, and sculptural in appearance. This is evident in his current work "The Parasol Series" 2013, a study in repetition and camouflage. Sid Daniels currently resides in Miami Beach. His work continues to morph with each new collection cycle.
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