Dani Miret was born in Tarragona, Spain in 1988 and gained his Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona.
During his years as an art student, he experimented with styles such as Expressionism, Impressionism and Surrealism. In that period, he decided to leave for a year to Latin America, based in Chile, to be inspired by more natural themes. There he learned new plastic graphic techniques, since the environment allowed a deeper study of the gesture and texture. The return to Barcelona uncovered a personal conflict with social and cultural background, from which emerged a more intense interest in abstract-conceptual art.
When he finished his studies, he decided to spend a little more than half a year in a small house in the Pyrenees, the mountain range between France and Spain, where he disconnected from the urban life of a modern and cosmopolitan city, giving himself the freedom to develop new ideas.
After that stage, he bought a second hand van, built a bed inside and toured countries like Italy, Switzerland, France, Luxemburg, UK, Belgium, Holland and Germany, meeting new people, cultures, languages and customs, ending in Berlin - based there since 2013.
Dani Miret's work is a personal reflection on the construction of individual identity within a postmodern framework. Given that our current systems of power propose social structures wherein everyone must give continuity and coherence to their own thought and action, it is necessary to find a method through which we can make sense of the personal motivations that build these socially suggested mechanisms of identity. Once we acknowledge this, we can see a system or web formed from our individual plots (“parcela” in Spanish). That is, our plots coexist amongst within a collective over-arching system of information. Each plot tries to fit itself in and become a part and beneficiary of this web that, in and of itself, reproduces the societal framework that conditions us to remain with this said system.
His paints depicts the internal conflict between the dominance of private thoughts and the disorientation created by the attempt to relativize what is considered to be normal or abnormal within both social and personal points of view. Essentially it depicts the conflict between one’s own will of what society expects of one’s self. His work aims to create a temporal space wherein one is guided by the inertia of the gesture in an irregular yet steady way. Body and mind find themselves in conflicting states of abstraction and control and as a result gaze unconsciously at primal ideas and thoughts.