Daniel Senise’s abstract work was specially made for the Official Art Print Edition 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. Art is a universal language. With colors and shapes it can say things there are no words for. Senise’s work appears like the dissemination of a ball. His intention, however, was to create “something that would look like a sphere composed by fragments, a cluster - or expansion - of different shapes forming an organism. Something before the idea of countries. To do so, in the process of making it, I was driven by the avoidance of signs or flags or anything that could represent culture”.
Daniel Senise (1955-) is a renowned Brazilian artist who lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. Senise was one of the so-called Geração 80, or 80s Generation, a group of Brazilian artists who revived painting as a medium in Brazil after the end of the military rule. Since 1988, Senise has worked with alternatives to canvas and paint, using iron and dust and other organic materials as well as techniques such as frottage that allow him to build up the painting in layers. Senise’s works are a form of micrological analyses of objects. His works have been shown in major museums around the world such as the Museum of Modern Art in São Paulo, the MOMA in New York, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.Senise participated in the Biennial of São Paulo in 1985, 1989 and 1998, and in the Biennial of Venice in 1990.