"Memories from the Future"
September 2 - October 28, 2023
Saturday, September 2, 6pm-9pm
Daniel Anguilu, uses life itself as the subject matter for his work; translating its movements and attitudes, from one moment to another, into art. The traces of his desire to create in order to examine and reflect life around him, not merely remind us of it, but are seen in the city’s streets – pockets of public spaces with extraordinary design and exploding colors. Utilizing the strengths of revolutionary muralists such as Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Anguilu’s art in public spaces is an honest form of freedom of expression. His murals consist of abstract and enigmatic imagery, often depicting animals, in a style reminiscent of Aztec design, paired with contemporary visual rhetoric to compose brilliant, wild senses of balance and conflict, driven by his Mexican heritage and cross-cultural influences.
At an early age, he became interested in graffiti. This interest has taken him to many cities in the US, Mexico, Peru, Spain and Italy to paint murals and to participate in art exhibitions. To enrich his knowledge of pre-colonial art and the cultures in those regions, he has also visited Asia, Africa and Central America. Anguilu, has exhibited work at the Station Museum of Contemporary Art (Houston), Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin), Festimad (Madrid), Museo Comunitario Isla Maciel (Buenos Aires), and the Lawndale Art Center (Houston). His large-scale murals have been showcased at Escuela Normal Rural de Ayotzinapa (Mexico), Northeastern University (Boston), Rice University (Houston), University of Houston, The Charlee Hotel (Medellin), and IAH Intercontinental Airport (Houston). He has been commissioned by Neiman Marcus, Stella Artois, New Era, Adidas, Pepsi, Lexus, and the Houston Dynamo FC.
Daniel has held artist residencies at the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Houston (2013), Northeastern University (Boston 2014), Hardesty Art Center (Tulsa 2014). Currently, he is focused on public art projects and exhibitions.
“I’m a muralist. I observe, analyze and question the essential components in life and human condition. The murals I create bring awareness to social, cultural, and political issues.”