Danny Heller Paints Midcentury Architecture NowJuxtapoz // Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012
Danny Heller's paintings take a central focus on midcentury architectural design, often working directly from photographs of these beautiful yet stripped down homes in palm fringed landscapes like Palm Springs where the peak of the 1960s spacious and minimalist approach remains in full glory. Heller's works themselves are impeccably painted quite easily described as photo-realistic. They capture a complex relationship between the present state of design has and the midcentury modern aesthetic because, really, what great and truly authentic innovation has occurred since then? it is difficult to say. These homes are really some of the most appealing and innovative arrangements of shelter and space that we have to date, and Heller has not lost sight of that. It has compelled him to paint, obsessively, with beautiful results.