Daniel Steegmann Mangrané studied at the Escola de disseny I art, and the Gris ART School of Photography, both in Barcelona. The artist lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. Steegmann Mangrané was nominated for the prestigious PIPA Prize for Latin American artists in 2012, 2013 and 2014. The artist’s practice encompasses a wide range of media, including film, sculpture, sound, gardens and drawing. His work focuses on the creation and migration of forms between different formal registers in nature, art and architecture. The artist is particularly interested in forms that, while appearing familiar, cannot be related to any specific references, be it in nature or culture. Using self-imposed systems, the artist creates works that undermine the boundaries between organic and man-made aesthetics and materials, as well as between chance and rule-based principles of composition. Consequently, his works often appear both sparse and sensual.
Last update October 2021