Artist Daniel Ochoa
About Daniel Ochoa
The experiences I had growing up in a bicultural family fuel the imagery, and emotional quality of my work. My father is an immigrant from Mexico, and my mother a white American. Overtime, I started to recognize cultural dichotomies and accommodate conflicting viewpoints based on context. With a constantly shifting sense of identity, I explore imagery through my work that is informed by photos, emotions and memory. Painting in layers, I use masking techniques to jumble formal qualities such as abstraction, realistic representation, and language. The combination of divergent elements suggests a pluralistic reality, and the imagery demonstrates the difference of my bicultural perspective
Dan was born in Santa Rosa, California during the year of 1980. He now lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.