Figurative Paintings by Dan Witz
Dan Witz was born in 1957 at Chicago, IL, but moved at Brooklyn, NY, at the late 70’s to become a painter and street artist. His work has been exhibited throughout US and Europe: San Francisco, New York, Miami, Dallas, Paris, Amsterdam, London. The social status at the late 70’s had a great impact on him when he moved to NYC: “[…] you can see how primed I was to move to NYC in ’78 when punk was peaking. Seeing the Clash, the Ramones, Devo, the kids breakdancing, the graffiti bombed trains, the punks on St. Marks-in […]. From what I could tell, to make a career in that world, it didn’t seem to matter how good or original your work was, most importantly you needed to curry favour, be ‘taken up’, and meet and impress the right people“. In this series, ‘Mosh Pits (Human and Otherwise)‘ he paints realistically groups of people, or dogs once in a while, as if he was a photographer. The result is impressive. Enjoy.