ART IN THE ARTHOUSE invites you to view our newest exhibit in Santa Monica, DANIELA SCHWEITZER: THE JOYFUL DANCE TO WATER. All works are for sale and on display till August 29, 2018. Please visit our galleries on both floors at the Monica Film Center next time you come for a movie. Or just stop by; movie tickets are not required to view our art.
About the exhibit
DANIELA SCHWEITZER is an artist, a painter, deeply connected to movement, light and the color of water. She captures moments and manifestations of aquatic colors, oceanic gatherings, and the compositional arc of a young dancer’s arms. With a nod to the Bay Area figurative movement and artists David Park and Richard Diebenkorn, Schweitzer’s work exudes a fluid harmonious quality, a balance of color and pictorial composition.
Additionally, her work exhibits a keen understanding of atmosphere, controlling mood and expressing locational flavor through juxtaposition of vibrant color. Schweitzer’s paintings begin with a photograph to create emotional impact and story. Schweitzer reflects, “I select my scenes … because they possess a simple, beautiful, and usually colorful human gesture that is energetic, calm, or harmonic. The balance and contrast between light and shadows, values and temperatures, and my loose and contrasting brushstrokes and lines all come together during the painting process to create my own style or point of view.”
Much of her oeuvre is personal. The painting Dancer, for instance, is a deftly rendered work of admiration, an observant balletic posturing of the artist’s daughter.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Daniela is a highly respected pediatrician, currently residing in Los Angeles. She studied at the Atelier Clásico de Dibujo y Pintura, Buenos Aires, Academia Central Mendía and earned her medical degree at the Buenos Aires School of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires.
Above all, Daniela Schweitzer’s work celebrates a genuine joie de vivre.
– Joshua Elias, CURATOR
Monica Film Center
1332 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA