The work of Daniel Cuervo is a sincere challenge overdone by thousands of brush-strokes that disappear in the surface of the artwork. His “city scenes” are the representation of an instant. However, they do not reveal what we could sense with a regular look, but they show us what we could actually watch after a contemplation period.
There’s an immense artistic maturity that he has reached in this last years that can be seen in those urban landscapes, that without critic or nostalgia, he paints a reality that ennobles, but without missing or hiding a single detail. He does not create a visual hierarquy, he shows a loyal portrait, done with astonishing precision, that goes beyond the caption quality of the human eye. The architecture, the urban furniture, the vehicles and people walking by are conceived as a series of geometrical forms that are usually related in a syncopated way. Sequences that show us the underlying rhythms of the contemporary life.
Daniel Cuervo’s work challenges visual accuracy with countless brushstrokes that vanish over the canvas.
Even though its “City Scenes” represent no more than a moment, they do not reveal what could be noticed
with brief attention but with a long period of contemplation. The artistic maturity achieved in the last
years is reflected in a landscape eye that is neither critical nor nostalgic, the testimony of a reality that
he sublimates, without changing or hiding the slightest detail. There is no visual hierarchy but rather a
very faithful portrait done with a pinpoint accuracy that exceeds the capacity to perceive of the human
eye. The architectural landmarks, urban furniture, cars, and bystanders allow him the opportunity to
succinctly conceive articulated geometric shapes that usually relate a syncopated sequence that reflects
the underlying rhythms of modern life.