Born and raised in Argentina and now residing in Los Angeles, Daniela paints figurative and non-representational abstractions. Although classically trained, her art is inspired by the influences of many contemporary national and international artistic movements, including the energy, vibrancy, and colors of South America and the internal stirrings that these lands, people, and culture cultivated on her. Daniela’s art has also been influenced by her relocation to Los Angeles over 20 years ago. The importance of human connections, the appreciation for the simplicity of everyday happenings, the intersection of her memories and new experiences, and the rich cultural diversity that surrounds Daniela helped shape her craft. These experiences along with the impact of the real, and at times, imagined narratives, bring Daniela to an emotional process and technique that defines a familial pathway, culminating in each of her paintings at a specific moment in time. In Daniela’s figurative work, a subject or theme is chosen first, but many times an invented surrounding or an ideal world transports her to a desirable language that she expresses through her painting. Daniela has always been an avid observer, explorer, and curious person. Her current figurative abstractions don’t emphasize classical figure or portrait making, instead they reflect the appreciation for human existence and the internal feelings of the people around her. The gestural part of Daniela’s art resides more in the core of emotions and feelings toward the subject. She tends to find a restful balance in the simple everyday happenings and happy places that many times transport her back to a less hectic lifestyle.