When I started trying to promote my own artwork online I kept coming across other people's art that amazed or compelled me in one way or another. This blog has been a way for me to practice thinking and writing about art, as well as learning more about my peers and all the incredible art that is being made out there.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Daniel Danger

The best illustrators pursue a personal vision no less than fine artists, and can be counted as such. Daniel Danger (If it is his real name, I think every 12 year old boy should be very jealous) builds layers of line work in mostly monochromatic silkscreens to create a night world of astonishing depth and texture. Fortunately he has posted fairly decent sized digital files, so it is just possible to get a sense of the subtlety that the originals might possess.
His is a world of enormous spaces in which small fragile characters are almost completely engulfed by the darkness that surrounds them. It is a world of somber but significant drama. It is a haunted world full of ghosts and memories and the almost overwhelming sense that it is later than you think.
You can see more of his art prints, gig posters and album covers at his website: tinymediaempire.com
Definitely click on the images below to view them larger!

“and i dont even like to be seen in the parking lot between the movies and the drink and the glass, whatever the hell that means”
18×24″ five color silkscreen 2009

“I'd sink to your city streets if i wasnt buried in your hands”

16×24″ five color silkscreen 2009

“has thou slain the jabberwock?”
12×24″ five color screenprint 2009

“lock and key or latchkey, a house you tricked empty”
20×30″ five color silkscreen 2009

“I came to know an archer”
24×24 three color screenprint with hand painted elements