Danny Galieote paints everyday secrets and little fantasy moments in a big way, capturing the thoughts behind the action with a voyeuristic vision. Danny was was born and raised in Los Angeles, California where he has been working out of his studio. He paints scenes of everyday lite in America with mastery of the human figure and the environment in which they inhabit. His work is inspired by the American Steno painters, the Regionalists and WPA artists it the 1930′s and 40′s. However, the aim in his work is not pure nostalgia, but rather, is in pursuit of universal, timeless themes of human nature.
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I love the idea of painting peoples’ secrets or secret thoughts. I think we all have thoughts that we may/may not say aloud or have thoughts which are acted out in some way. Of course, these “intrusive thoughts”, as they are called by psychologists, remain only thoughts that no one ever hears about and remain with the person as secrets. With my paintings, I try to touch this nerve that everyone can relate to in some way. So, they arenʼt necessarily about ʻgirl powerʼ or any kind of political statement, but rather the meaning hopefully exists in the viewers mind, and that will vary from person to person. I feel that is where the ʻartʼ exists. (By the way, I wonʼt mind if the paintings connote ʻgirl powerʼ or some political statement inadvertently.) – Via Pastimesinc.com