We know only what we do, what we make, what we construct ; and all that we make, all that we construct, are realities. I call them images, not in Plato’s sense (namely that they are only reflections of reality), but I hold that these images are the reality itself and that there is no reality beyond this reality except when in our creative process we change the images: then we have created new realities. Naum Gabo cited in: Eidos: a journal of painting, sculpture and design. (1950) Nr.1, p.31
Daniel Senise is an established artist who lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. Since the Eighties he has been exploring different attitudes in abstract painting and his research lead him, in recent years, to study architectural-like shapes, structure, grids, interiors.
The redefinition of contemporary paintings space operated by Daniel Senise in his work throughout the years makes us reflect about the real meaning of being an artist in post-modernity. (…) Daniel Senise, even being the mature artist, the master of an unique aesthetical autonomy, allows himself to experiment and to elaborate visual games, so that only someone with a minimum of knowledge about the history of art can understand his references. While some artists prefer the periphery of quotation, thus sketching only an illusory game Senise dives into his research, extracting more than a visual game, an epiphany.Paulo Reis, 2001.