Daniel Canogar, Fulguraciones, 2021.
12 LED screens, computer, cables and metallic structures 160×280×15 cm
Daniel Canogar (Madrid, 1964) has developed his career both in Spain and the United States. However, his work has been shown all over the world. He comes from a Spanish father and an American mother. He started his training at the New York University, and continued at the International Center of Photography, in 1990. He soon became interested by projected image and art installation. A large part of his work is public art with sculptural led screens. They are often live art works that change instantly in reaction to the environment (wind, change of temperature) or human interaction (internet searchs, financial fluctuations).
In Bifurcation (2021) there are beams of light zigzagging over the Zebra building’s façade, in Riyadh, by reacting in real time to electric storms taking place all around the world. In 2019 he created Amalgama, a projection over the Museo Nacional del Prado façade that showed these beams transforming into several renowned artists, images projected by an algorithm created at Canogar’s studio. Other examples of recent works are: Surge, at the Moss Arts Center (Virginia, USA, 2019); Aqueous (California, USA); and Pulse, at the Texas University (Texas, USA, 2018). One of his most renowned works is Storming times Square, from 2014, where the image of thousands of people climbing in Times Square (New York) was projected. He also created the mosaic Constelaciones that can be found at two pedestrian bridges over the Manzanares river in Madrid.