Two Car Garage Oakland
Portrait Study 3-28-18
Portrait Study 10-9-17
In his portrait and landscape paintings, Daniel Ochoa visualizes the disjointed feeling he gets from the proliferation of digital images in contemporary life. Ochoa derives his subject matter from online sources and social media platforms. He paints different sections of the images at different times, creating fractured compositions in which forms are misaligned and appear detached from reality.
Whereas his figurative works include disintegrating busts and bodies, his landscapes feature fragmented urban environments culled from Google Street View. Ochoa focuses on sites in Brooklyn, where he lives, and the San Francisco Bay Area, where he was born.