"In Dreams". Oil and mixed media, 20" by 20".
Based off of essentially a waking nightmare. Biking home in the pre-dawn hours in Brooklyn after my soul devouring day job, I felt I was drowning in the faceless city. Purity Records, an upstart label with it's first release about to come out, asked me to do a front and back cover for their album. They gave me complete freedom on the subject matter. So I painted this. I found an old television that someone had thrown to the curb, smashed the screen, and glued pieces of the glass to the painting. To me it represented how, even after if I somehow managed to free myself from the drowned city, there was still that veneer of glossy, heavily doctored media facetiousness that I still needed to break though.
Dan's beginning career included a year and a half stint drawing political cartoons for Madcap Magazine and illustrating underground projects and fanzines such as Maximum Rock and Roll. In 1997, after struggling through a violent car crash and a knife fight with a crackhead that severed the tendon on his left thumb, he finally managed to attend art school. Receiving some commercial and local gallery acclaim for his artwork, he moved to New York City in an attempt to kick start an art career. Heavily immersing himself in the local hardcore scene, he produced artwork for the bands Shai Hulud, ...
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.