Belardinelli was born and raised in New York City. His work has been classified
in such categories as "neo-expressionist", "outsider", "self-taught"
to "new generation art brut".
His work has regualrly been shown at the Outsider Art Fair in New York City, Folk
Fest in Atlanta, Georgia, South by Southwest in Austin, Texas and is hung in galleries
throughout the United States and Europe. In
April 2002, Belardinelli's painting "Serpant, Preacher and Persuassion"
will be included in the "Revelations & Reflections of American Self Taught
Artists" museum show at the Mennello Museum in Orlando, Florida.
Belardinelli uses pictographic street-markings on various surfaces to create a
deliberate kind of unschooled graphic tableau. Combining random text and occasional
legal terms (he is a non-practicing lawyer) his art makes poetic appropriations
in a field of imagery that presents people, animals, and monsters as sub-human
Belardinelli's paintings and drawings are a chronicle of his day-to-day life in
New Jersey. Rife with Daniel's private lexicon of symbols and characters, his
work is often funny, brash, in-your-face, and acid-tinged.
range in size, from small to huge. They will involve collage, and many layers
of media, from denture cream to glitter paint and sharpies. His drawings on paper
are just as dense, often incorporating text reflective of Daniel's nature.