London: Dan Witz – Mosh Pit Paintings

Dan Witz - Mosh Pits Pantings

Following his apparel and print collaboration with Dior Homme last September, NY based artist Dan Witz (covered) is returning to London to present his ongoing signature hyperrealistic series ‘Mosh pits paintings’ which he started back in 2010, capturing moments when people are caught at their most intense, ecstatic, and animalistic state.

Based on actual photographs he shot in the mosh pits of hardcore shows, Dan Witz uses academic realistic techniques to depict the transgressive energy of the punk rock movement: figures intertwine and climb over one another with different stages of expressions during a mosh pit, from the pressure, pain and joy.

The solo exhibition features archival works alongside contemporary pieces. Dan Witz reveals that despite the obvious aggression of the punk rock pit, there is also an underlying sense of euphoria and unification shared amidst the crowd.

Dan Witz - Mosh Pits Pantings
Dan Witz - Mosh Pits PantingsDan Witz - Mosh Pits Pantings
Dan Witz - Mosh Pits Pantings
Dan Witz - Mosh Pits Pantings
Dan Witz - Mosh Pits PantingsDan Witz - Mosh Pits Pantings
Dan Witz - Mosh Pits Pantings
Dan Witz - Mosh Pits PantingsDan Witz - Mosh Pits Pantings

View the full set of pics here

Dan Witz – Mosh Pit Paintings
Stolenspace Gallery
17 Osborn St.
London E1 6TD

 

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