Daniel Granitto, a Colorado native, returned to Denver in 2016 after living and working in Chicago, Illinois for six years where he received his BFA in painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Working across various scales and media, Daniel’s paintings are meditations on the subtle magic and the quiet wonder that saturates daily life and softly whispers of eternity.

‘When I paint these scenes, I tend to think more about the sensation of that particular moment in time, rather than how it later appears in a photograph. My primary and constant goal is to impart that electrified moment of direct experience wherein one's whole self becomes fully aware of the tremendous and awful (awe full) reality of existence.’ - Daniel Granitto

The above text is an excerpt from the Press Release for Daniel's upcoming solo exhibition entitled "Sad Magic".