Daniel Wall Talks About the Symbolism in His Enchanting Artwork

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Daniel Wall creates vivid and inspiring art, but behind his colorful impasto are symbols representing the artist’s desire to bring love and happiness to the lives of others.

Wall’s extraordinary artwork not only adeptly juxtaposes color for striking contrasts, but it also features optimistic symbolism meant to stir positive and even romantic emotions in the viewer. Every aspect of Wall’s paintings, from his subjects and scenes to the techniques themselves, has a meaning behind it that the artist infuses with each stroke of his palette knife.

One of the most captivating aspects of Wall’s art is his vibrant color palette. Wall says his colors are inspired by the beauty found in nature and the world around us. His intention is to use his bold spectrum of hues to symbolize a bright future and happiness for all.

“I use different colors and different shaped trees to inspire people to appreciate the beauty of life,” he says. “I want people to feel that every day is a good day.”

He says his trees represent a “beautiful life” because of the changes they go through during the seasons. Throughout history, trees have been given deep and sacred meanings in certain religions and mythologies, such as the World Tree from Norse mythology.

“Trees and their life cycle are a good symbol for human experience,” he says.

Similarly, Wall says the roads and paths in his paintings represent the “lovely path” people will take during their lifetimes. His own journey through the art world has taken him through China, Italy, and the United States, leading to the creation of his trademark “Intense Impressionism” style.

His visual representations also frequently incorporate the sky (which represents freedom) light (symbolizing hope), and water (which conveys emotions).

Umbrellas are featured throughout Wall’s works as well. According to Tso Chun, Luo umbrellas symbolized rank and status in ancient Chinese culture.

Umbrellas were also considered signs of wealth and honor that were often used in wedding ceremonies. Wall, however, has provided a slightly different meaning to the accessory. In his paintings, the umbrellas held by his subjects represent safety and protection.

Even the textures Wall creates with his impasto (layers of paint applied thickly) has meaning. According to him, the heavy paints stand for a “strong and powerful love.”

It’s been said that life can resemble an echo, where what you send out comes back to you. In Wall’s case, the happiness he puts forth in his paintings is only amplified by the knowledge that his work is making his collectors smile.

“Nothing can make me happier than seeing that people like my work,” he says.


If you’re interested in collecting the art of Daniel Wall, please contact our gallery consultants at (800) 521-9654 ext. 4 or sales@parkwestgallery.com.



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