With a free vodka cranberry in hand I took a glance around the packed art hall. Senior Jukebox and DJ Clandestino spun the best tunes as only they know how to do. There was a great mix of people attending, demonstrating the diversity and beauty of the magnificent city of Houston. The atmosphere was happening yet sincere with no hipsters around as far as I could see. This was the type of crowd Chimera Art Magazine thrives in and one that Daniel Anguilu was able to attract with great success. A born-again graffiti artist now commissioned by the City of Houston, Anguilu’s drawings certainly did not disappoint.
His work appeals to those searching for simple truth in a complex world. There is a touch of eeriness to his drawings as a complex web of abstract forms intertwine vividly before the viewers’ eyes. Then, like magic, the web unravels itself and its true meaning becomes apparent to the beholder. Some drawings include captions which suggest its purpose to the viewer. Others depend on deriving meaning from one’s own interpretations. Either way, Anguilu’s use of contrast between line and abstract form is a crowd pleaser to say the least.
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