artist of the week :: dan witz

painting the night is hard. the subtlety of the light is really challenging to represent... especially because getting a camera to capture it accurately is tough.
dan witz is able to show us the mood of the night - whether its a hot and sticky august one or one of those wonderful cool early summer nights. these paintings transport me there.

he also has done a cool series of portraits where the only light source is a cell phone... and another of mosh pits. this guy can pick cool topics for paintings.
maybe more on those later... for now, the elegant, lonely urban landscapes:

so its obvious he is interested in the play of light and how it describes objects. they remind me of my favorite painting from rochester's memorial art gallery, by winslow homer: