New-York, New-York

Daniel Castan : new formats, new style, new collection

10 years ago, Daniel Castan exhibited for the first time in Carré d'artistes galleries. In his first professional life, Daniel travelled extensively in New York and Hong Kong. He kept from these trips a fascination with the urban world and its larger-than-life perspectives. A painter by instinct, he uses the knife, his tool of choice, that allows him to work the material as a paste, in large strokes or to draw in the medium.

Today, the artist returns to his first love with this new collection of small sizes artworks. During his studies at the Beaux-Arts in the 80's, he only dreamed of one thing: to become a comic book illustrator but at the time, it was not very popular. The lockdown's chance led him to meet his neighbour several weeks ago, a colourist for a publishing house. The idea gradually took shape and Daniel started using this new technique specific to comics: coloring in the old way, without a computer, just with inks and resins. Painting quickly becomes comics, with less depth but with a more Street Art finish.

Discover Daniel Castan's new artworks: his universe remains urban and graphic but with a more street-art finish thanks to his new technique inspired from comics.