Artist Dan Witz Captures The Magic Of The Mosh Pit In These Hyper-Realistic Pantings
DAN Witz lets the viewer teeter on the edge of the mosh pit. The mass of human faces, heads, limbs and legs act like a magnet. You want to join in, be part of the joyous, violent, happening mob.
He told IdolMag:
“I still believe in anonymous, not-for-sale art as a meaningful rebellion—a genuine game changer. And I still enjoy doing it, everything about it, especially the adrenalin.”
He told StreetArtLondon:
“On one level all my work over the years has been about exploring what realist painting can do that no other visual media else can – what’s intrinsically unique about this way of painting. In the past I’ve used my representational skills to create the illusion of light and space and movement, which I’m still into, but these days it’s mostly about The Presence – that moment when you’re there, and you suspend disbelief and surrender yourself to the universe of the painting. This is what has always excited me about looking at art – that crazy moment when you leave your body and go down the artist’s rabbit hole to places unknown.”