After the first part of the exhibition “Danil: light, physics & metaphysics”, Roma Gallery presents the second part titled: “Maturity”. The second section of this composite exhibition includeshis more mature compositions,the so-called “Boxes” (Boîtes), and, of course, his monumental burlaps, the ones he composes and constract like a true engineer of light. He designs them, literately on the edge, with minimal intervention, like music with a sourdine, collecting light through the shadows, the openings and the cracks in space, creating ex nihilo.
Danil (Panagopoulos) studied under Konstantinos Parthenis and obtained a scholarship from the Greek government to study in Paris. There, he completed most of his works, heavily inspired by the revolutionary atmosphere of May ’68. He was a friend and a collaborator to art critic Pierre Restany, who introduced the artistic movement of Nouveau Réalisme – the thoughtful European response to the cheerful frivolity of American Pop art. Witty, introverted and dedicated to his uncompromising quest, Danil left behind a collection of works that became a landmark of his era. The importance of his art surpasses the geographical limits of Greece and can be compared to some of the emblematic moments of the postwar European avant-garde. For Danil, great art is born when aesthetic need becomes a societal need.