Dani Miret was born in Tarragona, Spain in 1988 and finished his Master’s Degree in Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona in 2011.
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.
After his studies, Dani Miret 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.
In 2013, he bought a second-hand van, built a bed inside and toured through Europe, meeting new people, cultures, languages, and customs, ending in Berlin, where he lives since. In 2018, he took a break from his work for two months and backpacked in South-East Asia.
Today, Dani Miret lives in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, where he also has his Atelier.
I am an abstract and conceptual painter, working mainly in big formats, using oil, acrylic, and adhesive tape.
During the creative process, I try to create a temporal space where 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. In my paintings I intend to create an organized chaos, therefor I develop a planned and controlled system which, like in real life, can't avoid the emerging of small unexpected incidents. This interaction with the medium and its rhythm allows me to fall into a state of meditation.
My work is a personal reflection on the construction of individual identity within a postmodern framework and the personal motivations that build these socially suggested mechanisms of identity. Given that our current systems of power propose social structures wherein everyone must give continuity and coherence to their thought and action, it feels necessary to find a method to make sense of the internal conflict between one’s own will and what society expects of one’s self intending to relativize what is considered to be normal or abnormal within both social and personal points of view. Each individual plot tries to fit itself in and become a part and beneficiary of this collective web.