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Daniel Mariotti

Daniel Mariotti (1992, Mesa, United States) makes photos, drawings, prints, and films. By manipulating the medium he works with, Mariotti creates intense personal moments created by means of rules and structure from a chaotic design. His intent is to create instances of chance to result in a visual output that can be tweaked and tested until further questions arise. Through abstraction he makes the viewer focus on the materiality of the object and delve into what happened to it. Layering helps him create a story and a history that is visually documented to be read and solved. His works feature coincidental, accidental and unexpected connections which make it possible to lead to surprising analogies. By experimenting with aleatoric processes, he formalizes the coincidental and emphasizes the conscious process of composition that is behind the seemingly random works. The thought processes, which are supposedly private, highly subjective and unfiltered in their references to dream worlds, are frequently revealed as assemblages.