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“I look at the world that is with a promise of a world that could be. I always respond to a subject emotionally. Then I reshape the emotion into a colorful pattern, I overlap and interlock and add dots and lines to express the essence of such world as it feels.
Whether painting landscape or portrait, I never rely on the tyranny of the subject. I reinvent. I flatten the space, distort the shapes and deliberately allocate the values. I attack the paper with large flat brush, with zeal I put down shapes colored pink, yellow or blue. I add more colors for contrast and harmony and to entertain the eye. I apply detail with small soft brushes, I touch the painting where it needs it and stop when it’s finished.”
Daniel Novotny is an award winning Slovak artist working primarily in watercolor. He is curious about the shapes the world is made of. He subordinates his seeing and feeling to design and enjoys the act of re-creation within the limits of the white flat surface. His shapes and colors are often imaginative, exaggerated and thought of separately of the actual, real world.
Daniel exhibited his work at several solo and group exhibitions.
Soon after the completion of his formal education in Economics, Daniel began to form his artistic vision. But it was only at age 27 that he fully devoted himself to his own work. His initial fascination with light soon gave way to his need for more expressive statement. Once revealed, it changed his path dramatically. His work reflects the teaching and influence of prominent American artist and instructor Frank Webb.