Daniel Andres Alcazar is an artist living and working in Los Angeles, CA.
Alcazar works with photography, sound, video, and installation. His work investigates the everyday, the mundane, movement, reflections and repetetive productions of reality. The mirrored surfaces of the camera lens repeats in various lenses in the man-made industrial and technological world. Alcazar collapses the ideal and the real, internal and external, the clear and the obscure, ultimately developing a new language and pattern of looking at images, reality, and possibly the self. Reflections are not always a reproduction of reality, like photographs. Concepts like these manifest in his series Make America ____ Again (2016), exploring the duality of paradigms he experiences while living as an American in the United States with Mexican roots. On one hand you have the triumphant America built on principles that emphasize equality and freedom where opportunity is guaranteed to all citizens. On the other hand, the United States of America is a turbulent country riddled with violence and inequality, a country where technology warps our perspectives.
Daniel Andres Alcazar received his BA in Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles.
He is currently an MFA candidate in Photography and Media department at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts.)