Daniel Angeles works with an open heart. His delicate watercolors of amimal characters and objects are entrenched in his emotional state. Angeles himself regards his work as “a sort of illustrated journal.” Their intrigue is found in his ability to weave vulnerability and concern into highly precise visions that employ metaphor, whimsy and narrative. In one work, a small black bird armed with a match sets fire to a page whose only text is “Why?”. It’s at once deadpan pun and quiet rumination. Angeles’ mastery of the medium is comprehensive; his wildlife, regardless of which species, is carefully imbued with texture, a feather is light, a skin is callous. His passion for the medium is apparent in every brushstroke.
Angeles pushes his already unique style by pressing against the fourth wall, enticing the viewer with stories that break from the page and into the hearts and imagination of those who view his creations.