YIRI ARTS 伊日藝術計劃

Daniel Sueiras Fanjul 丹尼爾.蘇維勒斯.范弗

“We expected the executioner’s axe to fall at any moment, but the truth was we would die ignorant and enslaved.”
-Isle of Dogs

Compared with our more dexterous primate cousins, humans have been able to utilize superior intellect, modern medicine, and technology to significantly extend our lifespans. Through natural selection and survival of the fittest, mankind has come to dominate the Earth, taking and exploiting the natural habitats of other animals in our self-interested quest for more living space. And now, after we have driven others to extinction, extreme climate caused by global warming is striking back at us, and ironically, it appears that nature may have the last laugh.

“Nobody’s giving up around here, and don’t you forget it. Ever.”
-Chief “Isle of Dogs”

Renowned American director Wes Anderson’s stop-motion film “Isle of Dogs” is true to its name, featuring dogs as characters and subjective narrators. Behind the imaginative story is an exploration of humanity’s habitat, and reflection upon our actions. Telling the tale of a boy’s efforts to rescue his dog, viewers are treated to a cutting yet non-preachy metaphor for the ways we try to sugarcoat and justify our destructive struggles for domination. Conservation, racism, classism, chaotic media, strays… Anderson utilizes these topics in his trademark humorous style, challenging and poking at the system through a roundabout cautionary fable.

Looking at me? I’m inspecting you too.As one of cinema’s great auteurs, Anderson’s distinct visual style and color palette leaves an easily recognizable mark on his creations. Likewise, Daniel Sueras Fanjul’s anthropomorphized animal portraits – complete with bourgeois taste in fashion and lifelike expressions – have become a distinct trademark of his, drawing us in as if a distorting mirror, planting a seed of doubt in our minds: aren’t people just animals with a different appearance? In comparison to other species, what exactly have we contributed? What have we taken from them? Despite being the self-proclaimed masters of dominion, only a thin line separates the noble human from our animal nature.

Moral depression underneath exquisite frames Suits and leather, round-frame glasses, fancy crowns, retro mosaics, Prussian blue, light yellow, light pink… like Anderson, Daniel has an affinity for nostalgia, demonstrated by the old-school serene composure of a hipster seen in their protagonists. Further strengthening the coherence of theme in each work is Daniel’s painstaking effort in collecting old items from bazaars and frames from antique shops, favoring those with a sense of age and grandiose baroque style. Sometimes he works in reverse, allowing the frame to determine composition for a portrait. Each painting is a stage showcasing humor and whimsy, and as we enjoy his body of work, it’s like flipping through a colorful book of fairy tales that encourages us to ponder: in a world dominated by flashy packaging and lofty titles, computer windows and cell phone screens, are we becoming narrower in our never-ending pursuit of sophistication? Are we losing respect for the world and life?

The universe is a gigantic puzzle, in which everything has its place, naturally making its way forward. A single piece in the wrong place, no matter how small, may serve to tear the whole thing down. By telling fables with art, Daniel encourages us to break free from the prejudices and arrogance of human supremacy, finding ways to respect and coexist with nature. Only then will we deserve the title “hominid primates”.

「我們以為屠刀很快就會落下,然而真正的答案是:在懵懂中被奴役至死。」- 《犬之島》
“We expected the executioner’s axe to fall at any moment, but the truth was we would die ignorant and enslaved.”
-Isle of Dogs


“Nobody’s giving up around here, and don’t you forget it. Ever.”
-Chief “Isle of Dogs”





 Will Wilson´s studio lessons, Baltimore USA
2000Spain University of Fine Arts Santa Isabel de Hungria, Seville, Spain Mastered on sculpture
1995II International Painting Course directed by Antonio López García, Jerez de la Frontera
2009FUND Concession FRONTERASUR 2009 Diputación de Cádiz, Spain
20091st Adquisition Prize Certamen Confederación de Empresarios de Cádiz, Cádiz, Spain
20081st Adquisition Prize Ciudad de la Letras de Tomelloso, Tomelloso, Spain
20061st Adquisition Prize Painting Modality Alcalde Zoilo, Rota, Spain
2006FINALIST Sculture Modality, Alcalde Zoilo, Rota, Spain
20011st PRIZE at 1st BIENNIAL of Contemporary Figurative Painting, CLAVE Gallery, Murcia, Spain
Solo Exhibition
2019Daniel Sueiras, Artmundi Gallery, Partis
2018Natural Selection, Bea Villamarin Gallery, Gijon, Spain
2016Natural Selection, YIRI ARTS, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2016DANIEL SUEIRAS Marita Segovia Gallery, Madrid, Spain
2014NATURAL SELECTION Gallery Juliane Hundertmark, Berlin
2012DANIEL SUEIRAS Marita Segovia Gallery, Madrid
2010SELECCIÓN NATURAL Moret Art Gallery, A Coruña, Spain
2010SELECCIÓN NATURAL CAI Exhibition Space. El Puerto de Santa María, Spain
2007SELECCIÓN NATURAL Gades Gallery, Chiclana de la Frontera, Spain
2002DANIEL SUEIRAS GOMEZ GALLERY, itinerancy exhibit, Baltimore, MD, USA
2002DANIEL SUEIRAS SPANISH EMBASSY, itinerancy exhibit, Washington D.C., USA
2002DANIEL SUEIRAS GLENELG COUNTRY exhibit space, itinerancy exhibit, MARYLAND, USA
2002DANIEL SUEIRAS PAINTING-SCULPTURES 1998 -2001 Clave Gallery, Murcia, Spain
Group Exhibition
2016Zoologist 3.0, YIRI ARTS, Taichung, Taiwan
2014ANIMALS Colective, Gallery juliane hundertmark, Berlin
2013ÁFRICA MoretArt Gallery, A Coruña, Spain
2013CÁDIZ DIPUTACIÓN ART COLLECTION, itinerancy exhibición Cadiz Province, Spain
2012WEARTCADIZ Puerta Tierra Museum, Cádiz, Spain
2011ESPACIO ATLÁNTICO Moret Art Gallery, Vigo, Spain
2011WEARTCADIZ Taidemuseo.Contemporary Art Museum Riihimäki. Finland
2010ESPACIO ATLÁNTICO Moret Art Gallery, Vigo, Spain
2010FORO SUR Marita Segovia Gallery, Cáceres, Spain
2009ALMONEDA Marita Segovia Gallery, Madrid
2008DANIEL SUEIRAS Marita Segovia Gallery, Madrid
2007VICEVERSA Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland
2007VICEVERSA Santa Catalina Castle, Cádiz, Spain
2005INMERSIONES Rivadavia Space, Cádiz Diputation, Cádiz, Spain
2005INMERSIONES Art Centre Alfonso X el Sabio, Puerto de Santa María, Spain
2005DEARTE Gema Lazcano Gallery, Congress Palace, Madrid
2003DEARTE Gema Lazcano Gallery, Madrid
2003PEQUEÑO FORMATO Gema Lazcano Gallery, Madrid
2002100 X 100 Almirante Gallery, Madrid
2002ONLY DRAWINGS Gema Lazcano Gallery, Madrid
2002CONTEMPORARY DRAWINS Galería Clave, Murcia, Spain