Selected Works

Liliane Danino was born in Morocco in 1951. Her exceptional work has been exhibited regularly – since 1978 – in France, Morocco, Israel, America, Canada, et al. A self-taught painter and sculptor, Liliane finds stimulation in reading, dancing, and exploring life’s emotions from varying distances and perspectives.

Danino views art as “a language made up of vibrations.” Her passionate commitment to both creating and studying art has led her to teaching, producing set designs, working as a theatrical make-up artist, and making special effects for film productions.

Over time, Liliane’s work has included sphere of interests that embrace different forms of expression, and she has used the enriching experience of international travel to expand her already dynamic, compelling artistic voice.
The characters she has met, and also the places she has seen, have amplified her vision of a colorful, complex orientation. An orientation that calls to mind watercolor works of explorers from generations past.

Danino’s water color figure drawings represent the human form in various shapes and postures. These pieces are infused with an airiness and elegance that radiates harmonious perfection. Her tradition-driven approach demonstrates a playfulness through lines and curves, resulting in accomplished depictions of figurative movement.

Through bronze sculpting, Danino continues to express her fondness of gesture and physical exertion. Figurines engaged in acrobatic activities are skillfully executed and displayed on integrated stands.  Like her painterly drawings, these statuettes represent the body’s visual language, forming in motion, while epitomizing both balance and agility.

The retrospective of the work of Liliane Danino
In her drawings, Liliane is able to represent the beauty and power of her dancer’s bodies captured and seized in a jump, a fold, a momentum, a prayer or a soft arabesque through the vibration of the stroke of her pencil or brush.  Her strokes unleash in different rhythms, soft and less soft, powerful, tight and safe, freed from anything useless and always enhanced by some color wash.
Danino is able to make us travel endlessly through the intimacy of ageless landscapes in her large abstract paintings, with the silent and generous thickness of the material she uses, the infinite wealth of pigments placed and replaced firmly or thrown into a free gesture and thought.
Through her sculptures we can capture the agility of her fingers that print into the clay the emotion of her isolated and focused body and mind.
Finally, in her larger portraits, women’s faces, protected by heartwarming headdresses, composed from glued and pigmented fabric, make us wonder silently through their large moist, sensitive and mindful eyes.
Liliane Danino, throughout this retrospective, takes us into the matter as a healing wound. She communicates this through her power and strength, her tenderness, her memory, her silence and especially her smile.