Dan Witz’s First Solo Exhibition in Germany
Artist Proof from Dan Witz's celebrated Dior Mosh Pit print edition.
"The print’s imagery is a great representation of the collaboration between me and Dior Homme. Not only does it reference the mosh pit paintings and the wonderful HarDior clothing, but the skate deck shape adds an element of the street, the place where Kris Van Assche and I both find inspiration.” - Dan Witz
Publisher: The Garage Amsterdam
Dan Witz has had one of the most sustained careers of any street artist. He is perhaps known best for his witty, trompe l’oeil stickers and silkscreen paste-up posters, such as “Holes” (1996-99), a series of pieces he pasted around Brooklyn that suggested holes in their respective surfaces. In recent years Witz has turned to painting, mining the city of New York for inspiration and combining traditional and digital tools in his intensive processes. He begins with digital photographs, edits them in Photoshop, and then prints the images onto canvas as achromatic underpaintings. Like the Dutch masters, Witz then applies color with traditional glazing techniques, allowing him to create illusions of depth, form, light, and shadow, as in Big Mosh Pit (2007), for which he drew on his experiences as a musician in the 1980s for subject matter.
American, b. 1957, Chicago, Illinois, based in Brooklyn, New York