Daniele Cestari is a master of the landscape. His paintings are vast urban views, which play on potentially endless perspectives, where buildings reveal themselves as pretexts for a rethinking of the space. The silence of the barely whispered chromatic range– often played out with a reduced selection of tones ranging from greys to whites or from browns to ochre – suddenly rings out in the scratches of colour, inconsistent stripes, thickening of matter that compel the viewer to rethink the image. And the pictorial material is never flat, but pained, encrusted, oozing.
Daniele Cestari was born in 1983 in Ferrara. In 2009 he graduated in Architecture and then he devoted to painting. His artistic path is deeply tied to his university studies, which he fulfilled with a thesis upon urban planning. Within this context he developed his inclination towards the physical aspect of metropolis and urban landscapes by studying painting and photography. He made exhibitions in private galleries and public spaces in Italy and abroad (Boston, London, Amsterdam, Mykonos, Sophia, Buenos Aires, Toulouse). In 2011 he was invited to Emilia Romagna Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennial and in 2014 he was asked to take part in the exhibition Ritratti di Città – Urban Sceneries curated by Flaminio Gualdoni at Villa Olmo in Como. Among the latest solo shows we remember the ones in Montalcino, Boston (USA) and Varese. He lives and works in Ferrara.