Birth date : 1970
ROMUALD DANIEL is a landlord-neither a lunar Pierrot, nor an educated in the arts. Self-taught, he is a terrier who is finely sensitive to the elements of nature, which he uses concretely to serve his technique and his inspiration – earth, water, fire, air.
The artist is a tender earthman: thus he deduces from his works, which know how to combine with grace the powerful material earth, modeled in large formats, and the delicacy of lines, the precision of the line.
His universe of predilection draws on his attraction for Asian culture, his art of purity, his serenity, his slowness, so much he feels close since the childhood rhythms, movements and forms of Asia.
The artist also excels in the animal world. Here again, he knows how to crunch, always in large sizes, elephants, hippos, gorillas, rhinoceros, etc. Their particularity remains the tenderness that emanates from the expressiveness of the characters linked to a research on color and allied to the technique of Raku.
The Raku is present in all the work of Romuald DANIEL, it is a technique of which he is master, daring all the experiments on formats defying all natural laws of fire. It is there that it also happens to play with the air, to produce certain effects on the cracks so characteristic of Raku cooking.
The essence of Romuald DANIEL is revealed here, for the artist is like many, inseparable from his work: geishas are passers-by who allow him to share his sensitivity and his universe with his audience. Thus, the details of his career as an artist and the renown of his sculptures will not be given here, as the artist considers them as accessory: the essential is for him to exchange around his work, with whom will come to meet her.
ODILE VECCIANI, poetess.