Award-winning multimedia artist Daniel Pontet has ignited South Florida’s cultural scene for the past 30 years with his creativity. Besides being a performing artist for the last 25 years, he works as illustrator, political cartoonist, courtroom sketch artist, muralist, photographer, designer, and body painter.
Pontet has been exhibiting his artworks since 1975 and has participated in several art shows, including numerous workshops as an art educator, and have more than 200 live art performances (Impulse Art Experience) alongside with renowned musicians (Grammy, Emmy, and Billboard Award winners and nominated) such as Ottmar Liebert, Roberto Perera, Richie Cole, Tommy Mc Williams, and Federico Britos just to mention a few.
His current work -since 2012- is geared and produced through live performances (named by him 'Impulse Art Experience) along with music. These art events are created in a fashion and style known as action painting, these works are associated with the this movements that was born around the 1950’s. What is unique about these performances and is unlike other artist that use their hands and brushes, Pontet has brought a new element to this movement and produces these pieces with his feet.
Pontet has also performed and exhibited his works at international art fairs such as ‘Art Americas’ and ‘Miami River’ during Art Basel week in South Florida. He also performs monthly his fusion of music and painting on the ground during the Downtown Hollywood Artwalk -events organized by Hollywood CRA and sponsored by Resurrection Drums.
Other Events included
'Annual Cuisine for Art' Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Hollywood, FL); Bacardi Miami's Sailing Week (Coconut Grove, FL); Coral Spring ArtWalk (FL); Arts & Seafood Celebration (Dania Beach, FL); Sunday Waterfront (WPB, FL)
With his painting, ‘The Green Miami,’ he was awarded First Prize in the Miami division of the national ‘2004 Hispanic Mural Program’ sponsored by GenArt and Heineken. Pontet has also been honored with a variety of national and international prizes and acknowledgements. In 2010, Fusionarte Association named him one of the ‘Top 100 Latinos in Miami.’
2011-2018. ‘Friends of the Arts Award.’ HAAS Annual Acknowledgement for Supporting Arts in Education to the Young Artists. Hollywood, FL.
2013 Annual Gaucho Award. Uruguayan-American Chamber of Commerce. Miami, FL.
2004 - Second Prize. ‘Hispanic Heritage Month Art Contest’ Nationwide. Columbus, OH.
2003 - First, Second, and Third Place. ‘Best Original Art Work' Annual Award Competition. AFCP Convention. Las Vegas, NV.
1998 - Honorable Mention. ‘14th Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival’ Nations Bank. Miami, FL.
1996 - Third prize. ‘Nuestro Arte’ Johnnie Walker. Miami, FL.
Developed artistically in Uruguay under masters Esteban Garino (Zorrilla de San Martin's student); Americo Sposito (Torres Garcia's School of Constructivism); and Hector Laborde (Miguel A. Pareja's School) Also attended courses in Art History and Aesthetic at the School of Humanities, University of Uruguay. Furthermore, studied silkscreen, sculpture, photography, and computer graphics as a complement to his art education.
Collages with incrusted objects such as weathered nails, screws, keys, locks, fabrics, strings, collapsed soda cans found on the streets or garbage that through a complex metamorphosis become symbols. Reflections or thoughts as monochromatic maps colored with pigments tied into shades of brown hues.
Distortions, deliberated lines and elongations, with the purpose to evoke a state of mind. Vibrant polychromatic palettes incorporating different tones and hues. Expressing the human condition through a lens of personal emotional experience, rather than its physical reality.
Emphasis on developing accurated drawings rather than painting or coloring. Tied to a muted or neutral Palette. Focused on studying the relationship between lights and shadows. Artworks rich in details that at times shapes them to Hyperrealism. Obsessively engaged with the desire to reproduce reality as it is more than recreating the imaginary world.