After spending more than 20 years as an acclaimed artist in New York City, Argentinian painter Daniel Bottero moved to Miami in hopes to continue expanding his career.
His work has been shown throughout the world, including in the private collections of Hillary Clinton, Dan Marino, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Al Pacino, Steven Segal and Oscar de la Hoya.
But today, he says he will work from his Miami space to create his upcoming series, expected in 2014.
“My focus is that my work can be seen, that I can produce a purer version of my work,” Bottero said. “I want it to be about what a person feels when they see my work.”
In his pursuit of art, Bottero left Argentina to study in Italy, then worked in Paris and moved to New York, where he built a strong career in art.
Bottero said he can't explain his recent decision to move to Miami because he never knows where life will take him.
“When I use a color, it generates another color, when I make a line, it generates another line, and in life I do the same thing,” Bottero explained.
Bottero has achieved success in what he loves to do, but his biggest desire is to inspire other artists to live their dreams and to do what they love doing.
“I feel chosen, I feel extremely lucky and I have an immense desire to encourage others to take the risk of doing it,” Bottero stated. “I decided to take the risk and I did what I wanted to do.”
Most importantly, Bottero said it’s all about striving to do better and putting in your biggest effort. For him, this philosophy has paid off.
“I’m proud and I feel that I have to continue giving the best of me so that it can reflect on my country,” he said. “I’m just proud of the effort I’ve put in it.”
“It’s always a lot of work,” Bottero said. “But it’s possible.”