Hm.... I wonder how much of it is photos? Probably a lot. For example those recent kilroy variations...did he just paint the grills they are peaking through? Well, I believe he will have some work at Thinkspace for their "streets of brooklyn" show so I will be able to see it firsthand.
His Kilroy Variations are usually vinyl print outs of pieces/photos he did once, then he turns them into multiples to put up about the city. The two pieces we have are multiples from the streets that will be accompanied by photos of similar pieces installed in their proper environment.
Had no idea about his 'light' pieces were being painted over photos - bit of a bummer, but still no denying his strength of lighting. He just needs to loose the crutch of painting over photos, which many do still it seems, though I know many that do do so, are trying to get away from it as it becomes more and more looked down upon it seems.
i've been pretty into dan's nightscape and lamp work and after seeing it in person i was floored. i didn't see any posted in his thread here so i thought i'd share some of it. his paintings play off of the light in the room to a degree that if you have the room lighting on a dimmer and toggle the level of the light the lamps or buildings, whatever is lit in his paintings, looks like they are on the dimmer themselves. it's hard to explain. it looks like you're controlling the light in the painting is the easiest way to explain it. they catch even the smallest amount of light and begin to glow and as the light in the room increases so does the intensity of the light from the lit source in the painting. i will post a video where it's demonstrated. here's some of the stuff:
edit: oh crap i just noticed this video was in a previous post. sorry about that.
here's the video where he shows the lighting effect. the whole video is pretty interesting, but if you fast forward to around the 3:25 mark you can see him talk about and demonstrate the effect. i was kind of skeptical until i saw it in person because it basically looks like he has spotlights on the paintings, but i saw it happen with pretty even light and the effect was similar. it was pretty incredible.
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Anyone care to comment further on this issue? My own thoughts on this are a bit muddled, and I was hoping that if a few more members could/would share their thoughts it might help me. I really like some of Dan's work, and have recently been in communication with Giuseppe at Wunderkammern Gallery in Rome about the possibility of purchasing one of the pieces on exhibit there. But I'm hesitating. There is no question that the piece I like is one of the "oil and digital media" paintings that sparked the comment by Joshua Liner Gallery.