About "Dan Aug" (Daniel Augusto Chiesa)
DANIEL AUGUSTO CHIESA LANARO, ("Dan Aug") was born in Montevideo, Uruguay on January 23, 1956 from Italian parents. With a Primary and a Secondary education of religious background (catholic), he learned how to harmoniously reconcile the elementary material knowledge with the idea of a Superior Being (the "Great Architect of the Universe" years after....) that protects and leads us. This idea was subsequently confirmed during his adolescence and youth when attending to College ( University of Chemistry and Physics ) and this helped him to focus his conscience not only on the pragmatic and material aspect of the creation, but in the exactly understanding that everything that exists in the Universe comes from the materialization of the Love…from the very first moment (Big Bang).
Therefore his learning develops clearly in the land of Science and Technology but as the years passed by, the intuition gained a fundamental ground to promote his artistic creation. On the other hand, he "channeled" (since the year 2002) a very strong internal impulse that motivated him to express on a canvas, his thoughts, his experiences and his messages. In January 2005 he was awarded with the first prize, ("Xanadu, Joyful Day", oil on canvas of 50cm x 60cm) in a worldwide art contest where more than 360 artists of the entire world from 35 different countries where involved. The contest was organized by the Planetary Society (Pasadena, California USA) and the European Space Agency. The contest celebrated the arrival of the spatial probe Huygens to Titan (moon of Saturn). His awarded artwork was exhibited in the USA and Germany in the year 2005 .
Up to date we would be able to classify his production in five different SERIES or "collections", somewhat different the first and last one "Dream of a Night in Giza" and "Memories" of the other two, "Infinite" and "Genesis". The remaining SERIES ("Miscellaneous") groups a number of pieces from different subjects. We find in "INFINITE" and "GENESIS" the true path that, as the artist confesses, faithfully identifies his style, not only in form (abstract works) using the oil on canvas and fiber as vehicle with some determined material in original collages (expanded polyurethane foam, crystals, etc), but also by its "contents"; that are related to the themes that touch the Cosmology, Astronomy, Metaphysics, etc.