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Soft Und Hart

03/10/23 - 04/02/23

Opening Reception:

Friday March 10th 6-8pm

IRL Gallery

15 Monroe St 

New York, NY 10002

Daniel Silva Flandez' Soft Und Hart features 6 new works by the artist in which the main protagonists are cute-looking animals equipped with AR-15 firearms. The characters seem to be made of bubbles, suggesting childhood as the softest time in a person's life. At times, the bubbles morph into beads, suggesting how children in the US are forced to hardened due to failed gun laws.

As in previous works, Silva Flandez mainly uses black and white, due to his color blindness. In this series, he gradually approaches working with color, adding bright red touches. These works are titled after the animal protagonists: Helga, Norbert, Sally, Misha, Loris.. The artist deliberately chooses to personify his characters and give them names that could be those of children.

Daniel Silva Flandez (b. 1994) lives and works in Vienna, Austria. Since 2018 he studies at the Academy of fine arts, in the class of Daniel Richter. In the past, Silva Flandez’s work has been shown at Alba Gallery (2022), Parallel Vienna (2019, 2020, 2021), Helmuts Club (2020).

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