Daniel Tavares


Daniel Tavares was born in 1970 in Minas Gerais, Brazil.  He is an internationally renowned artist, who has participated in more than 120 exhibitions around the world. 

Tavares started painting and drawing very early, when he was only 6 years old. “I always painted because of my brother who was an artist and had all these art materials at home.  I was also a comic book lover, and the most beloved characters were reproduced in my works.”

In 1986, when he turned 16 he began an internship as an illustrator at an advertisement agency, which gave wings to his talent. After that, he worked with other publicity agencies and magazines, always as an illustrator.

“I was still painting, but it was only a hobby for me. “

In 1997, after 10 years working as an illustrator, Tavares’ life changed upside down. He moved to Portugal and his goal was to work in advertising, as always.  However, he became very close to artists who were living in Portugal to enjoy the beautiful climate and the affordable cost of living. I spent that season in Portugal, where I saw wonderful exhibitions, and I discovered that I could make a living through my art.  At that moment my life changed and I decided to dedicate myself only to art.” 

Tavares’ paintings became a great success and gained international market recognition in 2005, first in Italy. “After 4 years in Italy, my painting has matured, and I was well received by the Italians, I made more than 90 exhibitions all over the country.” 

Since then, Tavares has dedicated himself entirely to painting and to his family.  As a father of two boys, he decided to move back to his origins in Brazil in 2009.  In 2010 he spent some time in New York painting and exhibiting his work.  Nowadays, Tavares’s pieces can be found in many galleries and private collections around the world, including New York, Italy, Switzerland, Brazil, and Portugal among others.  

“How can I define my painting? I normally dislike definitions, but the closest I've ever come is that my art is 50% drawing, 50% painting. That's it. It is a visual synthesis of lived experiences reflecting the influence of comic books in my life, incorporating pop art and advertisement graphic influences.  The beautiful time I spent in Italy and the lessons from the great Renaissance masters have also had significant influence in my work and life.”


In addition to being admired, the works of Daniel Tavares demand to be, calmly, properly contemplated, consulted, repeatedly. Since it involves an interactive reading, where the intuition is to complete the image, the emotion to experience the involvement, the reason to discover the meaning. Each time they will reveal a facet, an icon, an expressive tonality that was hidden in the extreme articulation of the formal and tonal elements present on the screen.”

Lorenzo Chiarlone

Art Critic and Journalist, Italy


The compositional harmony of the works of Tavares is defined within the framework of a modern figurative that welcomes surreal, abstract and informal ideas. His paintings take on colors, rhythms, emotional tensions of great impact.

Nadia Ponte

Artist and Art Critic, Italy


Individual Exhibitions:

2019 Retratos para Basquiat - P.S. Galeria (Belo Hori􏰅onte 􏰀 Brasil)

2016 Graphic Renaissance, Museu Casa Fiat de Cultura, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

2016 Grafismo, Spazio E, Ghemme, Italy 

2015 "FLY" Impressions and Expressions of My World, Café com Letras, BH, Brazil 

2015 Rossi Art Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland  

2014 The Red, Urban Art, BH, Brazil

2013 Artray Galerie, Anger􏰃ille l'Orche - France 

2010 Colors, History and People, Vitor Braga Rugendas Gallery, BH, Brazil 

2008 􏰀 Galeria de Arte Dell Ca􏰃alo, (Vallegia,􏰀 It􏰁aly)

2008 􏰀 Studio Sessarego (Bogliasco, 􏰀It􏰁aly)

2008 􏰀 Galeria de Arte Contempor􏰄anea La Stella (Albisola Capo,It􏰁aly)

2007 􏰀 Centro Cultural Castano Primo (Castano Primo, Italy)

2007 􏰀 Galeria de Arte Contempor􏰄nea La Stella (Albisola Capo, Italy)

2006 􏰀 IBRIT 􏰀 Instituto Brasil It􏰁aly (Milano 􏰀 Italy)

2006 􏰀 Pal􏰁cio Beato Jacopo (Vara􏰅􏰅e, Italy)

2006 􏰀 Espa􏰒o cultural da Li􏰃raria de Aren􏰅ano (Aren􏰅ano, 􏰀Italy)

2006 􏰀 Centro Cultural Alberto Sbragi (Cogoleto 􏰀 Italy)

2000 􏰀 Adorno Design (Rio de Janeiro 􏰀 Brasil)

1999   Beco das Artes, Bahia Shopping, BH

1999  Gallery of ICBEU, BH

1998  Art Gallery of Sesc-MG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Collective Exhibitions:

2019 􏰀 Infinite Possibilites, Mana Contemporary􏰓 (New Jersey,  USA)

2018 􏰀 􏰣Limmaginee il Sogno nell􏰑arte ( Buscate, 􏰀 Italy)

2018 􏰀 Arte Tempo Cuggiono XIII Mostra Arte Sacra ( Cuggiono, 􏰀 Italy)

2017 ArtExpo NYC, New York, USA

2017 Image Gallery, Brooklyn, USA

2016 Ward-Nasse Art Gallery, New York, USA

2016 - Galeria Ex􏰊poarte (Bras􏰋lia 􏰀 Brasil)

2015 Rossi Art Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland

2015 Opening Vault 17 Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands 

2015 Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York, USA

2015 Vitor Braga Rugendas Gallery, BH, Brazil

2015 􏰀 Spa􏰅io E- Essere Donna ( Buscate / Italia)

2014 Wynwood Gallery, Miami, USA

2014 Ward-Nasse Art Gallery, New York, USA

2014 􏰀 Galeria Arte Aplicada (S􏰍ao Paulo, Brazil)

2014 􏰀 Urban Arts (Belo Hori􏰅zonte, 􏰀 Brazil)

2014 􏰀 Galeria Ex􏰊poarte (Bras􏰋lia, Brazil)

2013 Opening Vault 17 Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands 

2013 Wynwood Gallery, Miami, USA

2013 􏰀 Galeria Arte Aplicada (Sa􏰍o Paulo - Brazil)

2013 􏰀 TNT Galeria de Arte (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

2013 􏰀 Vitor Braga Rugendas Galeria de Arte (Belo Hori􏰅onte 􏰀 Brasil)

2012 􏰀 Galeria E􏰊xpoarte (Bras􏰋lia, 􏰀 Brazil)

2012 􏰀 Galeria Arte Aplicada (Sa􏰍o Paulo, Brazil)

2012 - Pal􏰁acio dos Leilões (Belo Horizonte􏰅, 􏰀 Brazil)

2012 􏰀 Galeria de Arte Dotart (Belo Horiz􏰅onte, 􏰀 Brazil)

2012 􏰀 Ward-􏰀Nasse Art Galler􏰓 (New􏰂 York / Soho 􏰀 USA)

2011 􏰀 HA Galeria de Arte (Nov􏰃a Lima,  Brazil)

2011 􏰀 Galeria E􏰊xpoarte (Bras􏰋lia,  Brazil)

2010 Gallery of Contemporary Art La Stella, Italy

2010 􏰀 Ward-􏰀Nasse Art Galler􏰓 (New􏰂 York / Soho 􏰀 USA)

2010 Galeria E􏰊xpoarte (Bras􏰋lia, Brazil)


2010 Gallery Rinaldo Rotta, Genoa, Italy 

2010 II Greco Art Gallery, Bati, Italy 

2010 Galeria de Arte Contempora􏰄nea La Stella (Albisola Capo 􏰀 Italy)

2009 Gallery Rinaldo Rotta, Genoa, Italy 

2009 II Greco Art Gallery, Bati, Italy 

2009 Vitor Braga Rugendas Galeria de Arte (Belo Hori􏰅zonte, 􏰀 Brazil)

2009 Art Festi􏰃al / Shah Alam Galler􏰓 (Malasia)

2009 Casa de Portugal (Sa􏰍o Paulo,  Brazil)

2008 Art Gallery Del Cavalo, Vallegia, Italy 

2008 Civic Museum of Contemporary Art, Albissola Marina, Italy 

2008 Galeria de Arte Del Ca􏰃valo (Vallegia, Italy)

2008 Villa Maria Quiliano (Quiliano, 􏰀Italy)

2007 􏰀 Galleria Il Tempio (Palermo, Italy)

2007 􏰀 Sala Bramante (Roma, Italy)

2007 􏰀 Il Greco Galeria de Arte (Bari, Italy)

2007 􏰀 Galeria de Arte Rinaldo Rotta (Genov􏰃a, Italy)

2007 􏰀 Galeria Cassiopea (Roma, Italy)

2007 􏰀 Galeria La Telaccia (Torino, Italy)

2007 􏰀 Hotel Galler􏰓y Paris (Montecarlo, Mo􏰤naco)

2007 􏰀 Villa Osmond (Sanremo, Italy)

2007 􏰀 Sala Conciliare (Celle Ligure,􏰀 Italy)

2007 􏰀 Polv􏰃ere di Stelle (Stella San Gio􏰃vanni, Italy)

2007 􏰀 Pala􏰁cio Nerv􏰃i (Sav􏰃ona, Italy)

2007 􏰀 Il Natale Ritro􏰃vato (Bedu􏰋ina,􏰀 Parma, Italy)

2007 􏰀 Oratorio N. S. Assunta (Varazz􏰅􏰅e, 􏰀Italy)

2007 􏰀Centro Cultural Alberto Sbragi (Cogoleto, Italy)

2006 􏰀 Percorso d􏰑'Arte (Cogoleto, Italy)

2006 􏰀 Group Show􏰂 Marina di Varazz􏰅􏰅e (Varazz􏰅􏰅e, Italy)

2006 􏰀 Museum Villa Cambiaso (Sav􏰃ona, Italy)

2006 􏰀 Galeria de Arte Rinaldo Rotta (Genov􏰃a, Italy)

2006 􏰀 Centro Cultural Alberto Sbragi (Cogoleto, Italy)

2006 􏰀 Espaç􏰒o de Arte O􏰞tica (Lisboa ,􏰀 Portugal)

2006 􏰀 Il Greco Galeria de Arte (Bari, Italy)

2005 􏰀 Galeria de Arte 􏰝Agua Forte (Lisboa 􏰀 Portugal)

2004 􏰀 Galeria de Arte 􏰝Agua Forte (Lisboa 􏰀 Portugal)

2003 􏰀 Galeria de Arte 􏰝Agua Forte (Lisboa 􏰀 Portugal)

2002 􏰀 Galeria de Arte 􏰝Agua Forte (Lisboa 􏰀 Portugal)

2000 􏰀 Hosken Galeria de Arte (Rio de Janeiro, 􏰀 Brazil)

2000 􏰀 Galeria de Arte Markus Soska (Rio de Janeiro, 􏰀 Brazil)

2000 􏰀 Cromos Art Gallery􏰓 (Belo Hori􏰅zonte, 􏰀 Brazil)

1999  Paintings and Sculptures, Antiquarium Art

1999 􏰀 Galeria de Arte Markus Soska (Rio de Janeiro, 􏰀 Brazil)

1998  Paintings, Sculptures and Watercolors, Portal Cultural Show, Belo Horizonte, BrazilGallery Passos da Cunha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

1997  Stvart Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

1997  Magic and Image Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal


Art Biennale and Awards 

2016 Biennale di Ceramica in Celle ( Celle Ligure, Italy)

2007 􏰀 VIII Biennale di Arte Contempora􏰄nea deTorre Stro􏰅􏰅i (Parlesca, Italy)

2007 II Biennale di Arte Contempora􏰄nea (Genova, Italy)

2007 Silver Medal from Cultural Secretary of Genova Municipality 


Artwork in Permanent Collection

Permanent Collection Gallery􏰓 of Contemporary􏰓 Art La Stella (Albissola Capo, Italy) Collection Sala C􏰋􏰃ivica da Cidade de Albissola Marina (Albissola Marina, italy) Collection Museum Casa de Cultura de Joa􏰍o Pinheiro (Joa􏰍o Pinheiro / MG 􏰀 Brazil)