I paint situations using people and events that are part of my history in order to comment on broader social issues.
In these works, I’m exploring power plays in a parochial school setting between tradition-bound instructors and a Rambo-obsessed student, with the student masses caught in the middle.
The viewer experiences each picture via cinematic angles and cropping as well as layered imagery, reminiscent of multiple exposures.
Danny Licul is a painter living and working in New York. His work has been exhibited at Sara Meltzer Gallery (NY), White Box Gallery (NY), Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery (Chicago), The Scope, Bridge and Red Dot Art Fairs and was selected for the MOCA (Chicago) Benefit Auction in 2006. He has been awarded an LMCC Swing Space in 2008 and three Area Studio Space Grants by chashama non-profit (NY). Other awards include a solo exhibition and commission by chashama, the Elias Friedenshon Memorial Art Award and the Yale Summer School of Art Fellowship. Articles featuring his work have appeared in “W The New York Art World” and “NYArts Magazine.” Licul received his B.F.A. from Queens College, NY in 1999.