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DANIEL EGNÉUS AND THE CITYSCAPES

Daniel Egnéus

Lucid, dreamy and vibrant illustrations reflect the enticing inner world of highly regarded artist, Daniel Egnéus. With no formal education except for life itself,
Daniel sees everyday life and art as one inseparable whole. His work is an expression of his colorful and rich life in Milano and Rome, filled with friends and not least his daydreaming, which finds its way into his work, inspiring us with it’s beauty and depth.

Born in 1972 in Sweden, Daniel has spent 20 years in Prague, London, Berlin, Bologna, Rome, Milano and has now made Athens, Greece his base. A prolific artist, he has had successful collaborations with clients such as Haagen-Dasz (worldwide campaign 2008), BMW (Awarded Best Art Directed campaign in Germany 2008), Pepsi Cola Espagna (limited edition cans and bottle-design 2008), Playboy, O2 UK, Marie Claire, Time Magazine, Penguin Books, Philip Morris, Die Welt, Suddeutsche Zeitung, Random House, Drambuie Whiskey for which he gained an award in 2004 and Pori Jazz Festival for which he was voted best illustrator in March 2005 by the Assosciation of Illustrators in the UK. A regular collaborator with the National Theater in Greece for whom he produced illustrated theater programs for A Man for All Seasons, Mefisto and for Luigi Pirandello as well as the posters and the animated spots for Greek TV for Athens Festival.

In December of 2009 he was sponsored by Audi at Art Basel Miami where they presented an oversized book featuring his illustrations and he spent five days onsite doing live drawing.

He has published many books including The Voyage of Argo for Folio Society in London 2014, The Little Red Riding Hood for Harper Collins in New York 2011 and The Hot Dog-Cook Book in France for which he won the Prix Gourmand 2008 for “Best Illustrated Cookbook in France” and he has illustrated several books of poems by Aleksander Puskjin. In 2004 the Italian publishing house Coniglio Editore published his first collection of autobiographical comics.

In 2005 Sky Channel dedicated a 15 minute documentary about his work entitled “From Sweden with Love”. He is a member of the London-based group 4Wall – twelve contemporary artists organizing shows all over London.

He is represented by the American Art Gallery Decorazon and in Rome, Italy by the online gallery Arte Limited where they sell his Limited Edition Art Prints.

Daniel is the inventor of the style “Quotidiano-Straordinario.”
He has no formal education.

Michelle Edelman 2009
CEO and Founder of Traffic Creative Management New York

source: http://danielegneus.com/about-daniel/

DANIEL EGNÉUS AND THE CITYSCAPES

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Let’s start with 3 facts about Daniel Egnéus you might not know:

1. He is the inventor of of the style “Quotidiano-Straordinario.”

2. Daniel sees everyday life and art as one inseparable whole.

3. He was born in Sweden, spent 20 years in Prague, London, Berlin, Bologna, Rome, Milano and has now made Athens, Greece his base.

Currently he’s turned his spotlight to his current location: Athens. He’s created so many nice cityscapes, we tried hard to choose from. The cover photo of this blog post shows “Pittaki Street, Psyrri, Athens” through Daniel’s eyes. Those who follow are our favorites.


Lucid, dreamy and vibrant illustrations reflect the enticing inner world of highly regarded artist, Daniel Egnéus. His work is an expression of his colorful and rich life of modern metropolis. You might get the feeling that he’s daydreaming; we’d call his artworks “vibrant urban illusions”.

He has published many books and got awarded many times (you may read more about his famous collaborations on his website) but what stroked out for us besides his colorful illustrated cityscapes are those famous portraits!


Where you’ll find his prints?

He is represented by various galleries around the world but if in Europe, you may order some of them at quite reasonable prices by the online gallery Arte Limited where they sell his Limited Edition Art Prints. Now that he’s in Athens, he resides at the Egg Studio along with a couple of other uber-creative Athenian spirits, Philippos Theodoridis and Paris Koutsikos; we’ll be featuring the rest of this fantastic crew soon, so stay tuned!

source/see all CITYSCAPES at: http://www.urbanhypsteria.com/daniel-egneus-and-the-cityscapes/

One Response to “DANIEL EGNÉUS AND THE CITYSCAPES”

  1. […] Athens, through the artist’s eyes, is depicted in drawings and digital prints. Having as guideline his everyday itinerary from his home to his studio and backwards, Daniel Egnéus begun sketching his Athenian walks:  Pittaki Street, Athinas Street, Agias Eirinis Square, The Meat Market and a number of other streets. Through his drawings he searches the small details, the aftermath of the blue sky on the buildings, beauty’s charm and ugliness as well. As he writes: “My working title for this exhibition has been ‘See Athens before you die, if you’re not killed by the heat, the cars will get you for sure’. But being still alive after all my obsessive promenading in Athens I changed it. (…) The drawings and sketches are all everyday scenes, from people going about their daily lives to the ventilation system from hell in Praxitelous Street or my occasional trip to the port of Pireaus.” Read about DANIEL EGNÉUS […]

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