“Painting is about finding essences. Human forms, faces, vessels of identity – my subjects – are the carriers of paint. Representing a human being is nebulous territory – the face is like a blurry landscape; appearing, disappearing, reappearing in the process of mark making.

The works portray human energy, as I see it, in painted form. Human subjects are melded with paint (texture, colour, shape) and through that union become symbolic and expressive. Abstraction and human form synthesise into a new anarchic form, which shimmers on both a conscious and unconscious level, where surface values and aesthetics present a deeper world of the psyche.

The nucleus of painting is abstract, paint being the primary bearer of the emotional message, like tone is to music. Through a combination of intention and spontaneity, vibrancy emerges; the intangible, transcendent potential energy of paint.”


131  A  GALLERY Cape Town is proud to present a solo show of artworks by Daniel Levi titled ‘Asymmetrical Identities’ opening on the 16th April 2020.

Due to the ‘physical’ solo show of Daniel Levi being postponed for the time being due to the Covid – 19 Lockdown, we’ll be doing an online launch of his new artworks at 11am South African time on our website www.131agallery.com on the 16th of April 2020. The show will run from 16 April to 20 May 2020

We will be hosting the opening of the show at the gallery as soon as we can after the lockdown has ended. For more info or a catalogue of the show please contact brett@131agallery.com


Photograph of Daniel:

John-Alex Second
@johnalexsecond