Much like many other talented artists, Daniel Muñoz began his career being self-taught, painting the walls of his hometown during the 1990s. Born in Moraleja, Spain, in 1980, SAN sought to expand his knowledge and style after several years of autodidact practice, moving to Madrid and attending the Faculty of Fine Arts.
Whether through murals or drawings, Daniel Muñoz conveys a powerful message to the viewers. Making hundreds of depiction both on walls and paper, the artist explores the encompassing issues of society and does so in a peculiar way. Using symbols and codes, it’s often easy to have different interpretations of any single piece, and even fall into confusion, regardless of the fact that the works depict mundane topics and everyday anecdotes. Investigating human behavior and various aspects of relation within social groups, SAN averts attention to the dominance of the elected few and the struggle of those willing to serve. A recurring motif in his works is the mask, used to relate to the hiding of true intentions of those wearing it, feeding the mirage of material goals to the ones that are submitted, put under surveillance and instruction.