Daniel Pontet - Fine Artist

Daniel Pontet

HALLANDALE, FL - United States

 
 
 

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Daniel Pontet

HALLANDALE, FL - United States

Daniel Pontet - Fine Artist

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Daniel Pontet was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1957 and has resided in Miami, Florida since 1991. He developed artistically in Uruguay, under watercolor painter Esteban Garino -who taught him the art of drawing and composition- and under artists Americo Sposito and Hector Laborde, who instilled into him the magic of color and a particular emphasis on space and shapes.

Today, immersed in a new plastic period called Metamorphosis, Pontet is re-creating part of an enigmatic world of symbols. His works or Collagesť look like accurate maps where we can find a path to think as well as reflect about our own spiritual life. This late series is also characterized by colors extracted from the soil and incrusted objects which become powerful symbols or metaphors.

Pontet started exhibiting in 1975 and has participated in more than 70 art shows. He has received several prizes and acknowledgments and continues to show that his creativity has found no end. Effort and devotion are his most precious tools along with truthfulness.

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CAMPOS Y MISTERIOS (Landscapes and Mysteries)

I was born in Montevideo, a small city for the world, but yet the big city for Uruguay. Most of my childhood experiences took place in the city. My neighborhood, my school, and my friend' s houses were the boundaries of my urban life. They were places full of people, noise and vibrancy.

Fortunately, on a few occasions I visited relatives in the country side. These scattered contacts with nature made a lasting impression on me. For the first time, I observed the open fields and prairies and imagined they were immense, silent, green oceans. Out of this silence that surrounded me, voices, fantasies, dreams and thousands of stories emerged out of this landscape. I call that landscape Campos.ť

Another universe of shadows, monsters and scary sounds emerged when those same fields were shrouded in darkness. Magical and supernatural characters became part of my fantasy world. I watched myself turn inward and develop my imagination. That is how Campos transforms into Mysteries.

I used this experience of duality, lightness and dark, immensity and fear, in my artwork. I recreate every shape and contrast of light and shadow, but also explore the magical powers of ghosts and elusive spirits that I had experienced in the vast night.

In my compositions, the themes of change, and elemental transformation, are elements that were born during my visits to the countryside. The skies and trees and blooming seeds are the concrete images that bring me back to my essence as a human being. I return to those moments and then move on again, changed profoundly by the experience.

©2008. 'Campos y Misterios' by Daniel Pontet.


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Daniel Pontet nacio en Montevideo, Uruguay, en 1957 y reside en Miami, Florida desde 1991. Se forma como artista plastico, en Uruguay, con el acuarelista Esteban Garino quien lo introdujo en los secretos del dibujo y la composicion- y con los artistas Americo Sposito y Hector Laborde, quienes le transmitieron la magia del color y un particular enfasis en el espacio y las formas.

Hoy, inmerso en un nuevo periodo plastico llamado Metamorfosis Pontet esta re-creando parte de ese enigmatico mundo de los simbolos. Sus trabajos o Collages lucen como verdaderos mapas donde podemos encontrar un camino para pensar, para reflexionar sobre nuestra vida espiritual. Esta serie reciente tambien se caracteriza por colores extraidos de la tierra y objetos incrustados que se convierten en significativos simbolos o metaforas.

Pontet comenzo a exhibir en 1975 y ha participado en mas de 70 muestras de arte. Ha recibido diversos premios y reconocimientos y continua demostrando que su creatividad no encuentra limites. El esfuerzo y la devocion son sus mas preciadas herramientas junto a su autenticidad.

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CAMPOS Y MISTERIOS

Naci en Montevideo, una ciudad pequena para el mundo pero aun la gran ciudad para Uruguay. La mayoria de mis experiencias en la ninez acontecieron en la ciudad. Mi barrio, mi escuela y la casa de mis amigos fueron las referencias de mi vida urbana. Ellos eran espacios repletos de gente, ruidos y vida.

En algunas ocasiones, por fortuna, pude visitar parientes que vivian en areas rurales. Estos esporadicos encuentros con la naturaleza me dejaron una impresion perenne. Cuando vi, por primera vez, estos espacios abiertos los imagine como inmensos y silenciosos oceanos verdes. Alrededor de esa calma que me rodeaba, emergian voces, suenos, fantasias y miles de historias. A estos paisajes diurnos los llame Campos.

Otro universo, de sombras, monstruos y extranos sonidos, emergia cuando estos mismos campos eran envueltos por la oscuridad de la noche. Personajes magicos y sobrenaturales se volvieron parte de mi mundo de fantasia. Esto me permitio volcarme hacia adentro y desarrollar aun mas mi imaginacion. Asi es como estos Camposť se convierten en Misteriosť.

Use esta experiencia de dualidad, iluminacion y oscuridad, inmensidad y miedo, en mi obra. Pude recrear cada forma, el contraste de la luz y las sombras, pero tambien explorar el poder magico de los fantasmas y los espiritus fugaces que sentia en las vastas noches.

En mis composiciones, el tema del cambio y la transformacion es un elemento que nace durante mis visitas al area rural. Los cielos, arboles y semillas floreciendo son las imagenes concretas que me llevan de regreso a mi esencia como ser humano. He vuelto a aquellos momentos de la infancia pero ahora profundamente cambiado por la experiencia del tiempo.

©2008. 'Campos y Misterios' por Daniel Pontet.


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