Amazing Danish cityscapes by Daniel Goldenberg

Daniel Goldenberg is a Danish-based artist who creates amazing hyperrealistic cityscapes.
In his artworks you can see the beauty of every day city life, fleeting moments crystallized and made immortal in a work of art. All the scenes painted have a close viewpoint, in this way, by observing the artwork, one have the impression to find itself inside the scenario, the observer become the protagonist of the painted scene.
Many of his paintings capture different moments of the day, from dawn to sunset, describing a game of colours, lights and shadows always distinct, and transmitting always mutating emotions. You can find yourself lost in the first glimpse of light of a beautiful dawn or in a wet and rainy afternoon in Copenaghen and feel to be there, just looking at his amazing artworks.


In the interview on the 3rd issue of Hyperrealism Magazine, Daniel told us how he makes the photo references, than turned in wonderful paintings: “Some time ago I realized most of my paintings are seen from the height of a child – I always photograph holding the camera low. Like most aspects of my work, this is purely intuitive; it seems to work better. It’s the same when I choose reference photos, when I choose the composition or when I add or remove something. Whatever I paint it has to feel ‘exactly right’. It’s hard to explain what ‘exactly right’ means, but I think I attempt to make every painting an exact statement (not an exact documentation), where aesthetic balance is my priority, and the choices to find this balance are intuitive.

Daniel have his own personal philosophical view of the art meaning and the artist figure, we suggest you to read his very interesting thought published on his website:
This is an explanation he made for us about his art: “I have no desire to tell a story through my art although I often include a few things that draw attention, a figure, a car, a traffic light… so I allow that these things in combination could tell a simple story or cause people viewing my work to make their own story. Sometimes I even choose a title that supports a story, but I view the title as an add-on, perhaps more for distinguishing one painting from another. When I show my work in Copenhagen (most paintings are from there) people often have their stories because they know the location – this dissatisfies me – I would rather have people see things as if they were new. But that’s perhaps impossible, knowing how we all are formed by our background in one way or another.”

You can read the entire interview of Daniel Goldenberg in the Hyperrealism Magazine #3:



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