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Mosh Pits (Human and Otherwise) by Dan Witz

Dan Witz (born 1957) is a BrooklynNY based street artist and realist painter that has recently been desribed as one of the greatest artist of his generation.

He grew up in Chicago, IL, and graduated in 1981 from Cooper Union, on New York City’s Lower East Side. Witz, consistently active since the late 1970s, is one of the pioneers of the street art movement. 

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.    via artsy.net


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JC Jacinto is a talented 29-year-old visual artist and freelancer. Born in Pasig, currently based in Rizal, Philippines. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, major in Painting from  University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City

His works depict the finite quality in all things and is enthralled by the idea of beauty. He continues to study the connection between being the creator and destroyer of his own works. He creates art by the form of destruction, be it burning, smearing, stripping until it has given the meaning it portrays. Some of his works also provide gothic imagery that has a strong and sensitive themes between struggle and self-alienation. His works may be obscene but they also display truth and honesty. He takes inspiration from every life experiences, drawing inspirations from even the harshest situations and turning it into a work of art.

JC jacinto asks people to reflect on the complications that we face: the struggle of the mind versus the body, the line between reality and dreams. Jacinto wants people to feel emotions through his works.   via wikipedia

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