Handimals - hand-tame wild animals - Guido Daniele
Here, the event will take place:
Hall 9.1, Booth D60/F69
Guido Daniele create Live Paintings on the hands of photokina visitors.
23. - 25.09.2016
13:00 - 14:00 Uhr
Location: Guido Danieles booth
Guido Daniele likes challenges.
When in 2000 a young, Italian art director of an advertising agency asked Guido Daniele (sculptor, stage setter, magazine illustrator, painter and photographer), whether it was possible to paint a hand so that it looks like the head of an animal without using digital effects, his reply was: "I think so, let's try it out!" I was immediately fascinated by the project," said Daniele, "the first attempt was successful and then further attempts followed. I observed each animal carefully to find out how to paint it. Then I started to bring the preliminary drafts to life by transferring the suitable angle, perspectives, colours, etc. for each animal directly onto the hands. One motif normally takes between three and five hours to complete. The first time I painted an eagle with outstretched wings on both hands, it took ten hours. His favourite models are his daughter Ginevra (22) and his son Michael James (16). "When one spends so much time holding someone's hand, it is much nicer if it is the hand of a person one loves." "Sometimes it was quite difficult to work with a model you didn't know, whose hands were shaking badly!" "The elegant hand of a women is most suitable for drawing animals like the swan or giraffe, whereas male models are better for other animals, because their hands are much bigger."
The cheetah is the animal that Daniele loves most. It is the animal he painted first and he made a very good job of it - which gave him the courage to carry on and create the other animals.
The most difficult thing of all is not actually spending so many hours on the pieces of art, but indeed watching how quickly his pieces of art disappear as soon as soap and water are applied. "I have got used to it," said Daniele shrugging. "I can start on a new "canvas" every day!"
During his interview with the English television station, CHANNEL 4, on 22.03.2007, Daniele had just painted a hand as a parrot and now wants to continue by painting the snake, the panda, the tortoise, the chameleon, the wolf and the horse.
Articles on his pieces of art have appeared in the following newspapers and magazines: Sunday Mirror, Daily Mail, Daily Express, The People, El Mundo, Le Matin, Vendredì Samedì & Dimanche, I Bonfim, El correo de Bahia, Ranger Rick, National Geografic Kids, Selezione del Reader’s Digest World , Focus, Corriere Della Sera.