2018 BEAUTIFUL BIZARRE MAGAZINE ART PRIZE
“Caught In The Current ” [Oil On Wood, 36 x 72″]
Beauty isn’t always perfect–in fact it almost never is. This piece represents a paradox: we are in control of our destiny–yet have no control at all. We are pushed and pulled, mostly moving forward and at times backwards. This movement in time is represented by the current of the wind–and all the eyes are hidden, as we are blind to what the future holds.
Daniel Bilmes is a contemporary painter, working in Los Angeles. His approach is characterized by deep personal exploration, combining realism with elements of symbolism and abstraction. Through tactile textures and delicate expressions, his paintings weave together the magical and mundane. His work is at once hopeful and brooding. Realistic and symbolic. Somewhere between the vitality of the Russian circus and the gravitas of a Churchill speech.
Daniel began his art education at the age of 8 under the tutelage of his father, the respected artist and educator, Semyon Bilmes. Being immersed in art from such an early age had a profound impact on his personal growth and creativity, laying a lasting foundation of curiosity that continues to drive and inform his work today.