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Dan Menta

Dan Menta

Eastchester , New York

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Artist Statement:
I was born and raised in Bronx New York and started drawing from the age of 5 with pencil and crayons, slowly graduating from one medium to another until finding a love for mixing acrylic paint with airbrush and traditional brush on assorted surfaces. When selecting the next black and white photo realistic painting to hit my canvas I choose images of familiarity using multiple photographic reference’s to recreate there true life essence and emotion with identifiable characteristics which I then transfer to a clay board or aluminum panel. To create my paintings I use a process of application and removal of acrylic paint with an Airbrush and traditional brush, balancing layers of black while removing paint with an eraser, razor and other abrasive materials to highlight and texturize my subject with the white of the surface I’m painting on. I do this continuously until all tonal values are balanced to my liking. My images are painted using only the color black with a splash of color no white paint is used it’s the absence of color that provides the white. I call my technique, “The Art of Removal”.
Bio:
Local New York award winning artist Dan Menta, featuring art with an intention to heal has on display and created many pieces to do just that. Knowing that the interpretation of art is in the eye of the beholder, Dan creates black and white photorealistic images with a splash of color that connect us with people and things from our past; this is where his true passion exists. Dan specializes in photo realism creating works of art that could be found on canvas, clay board, aluminum, wall and vehicle murals. In addition his collections of colorful koi fish are sure to transform everyday into a peaceful escape.

“I can’t think of any other special place to put my artwork than into the hands of a son who lost his dad without ever hearing his approval or on the walls of a children’s hospital evoking inspiration and healing for the children their families and the staff”- Dan Menta

Mission Statement: To create global works of art with the intention to inspire heal and evoke peace.

AWARDS
2009 Biennial of Contemporary Art
Diploma of Excellence Honorable award

2010 International Juried Fine Art Painting Competition
Second Place-Judges Award and best of Category
For my Canvas Painting Coming Up Short

2012 International Juried Fine Art Painting Competition
First Place Award & Best of Category
For my painting
'Chairman of the Board' Sinatra
Copyright www.georgekalinsky.com

2012 Artist Wanted Editorial Committee Chooses one of my paintings
‘Chairman of the Board’ Sinatra Copyright www.georgekalinsky.com
to be featured in their upcoming publication Art Takes Times Square A special coffee table book

Dan’s art can be found on His web site www.danmentafineart.com
ArtBlend Gallery 2736 East Oakland Park Boulevard Fort Lauderdale Florida 33306
To reach Dan for Commissioned work or questions about his work call 917-681-5267

 

 

SINATRA WOUT SIG by Dan Menta

 

SINATRA W SIG by Dan Menta

 

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD by Dan Menta

 

THE TRUE MARILYN by Dan Menta

 

A BRONX TALE by Dan Menta

 

Tony Boss of Bosses by Dan Menta

 

The Man in the Mirror by Dan Menta

 

YOU CHOOSE by Dan Menta

 

COLORS by Dan Menta

 

DISTORTION by Dan Menta

 

FRENZY by Dan Menta

 

CONTEMPLATION by Dan Menta

 

GIVE ME SHELTER by Dan Menta

 

IN THE MIX by Dan Menta

 

LILLY DANCE by Dan Menta

 

WHITE IN THE MIDDLE by Dan Menta

 

MORNING LILLY by Dan Menta

 

LILLY MOON by Dan Menta

 

Yellow Lab by Dan Menta

 

Terrier by Dan Menta

 

Mother Mary by Dan Menta

 

YELLOW AND BLUE by Dan Menta

 

WHITE ORCHIDS by Dan Menta

 

RED WHITE AND YELLOW by Dan Menta

 

COMING UP SHORT by Dan Menta

 

JUST ONE BITE by Dan Menta

 

ONE FISH TWO FISH by Dan Menta

 

LAZY DAY by Dan Menta

 

LUNCH TIME by Dan Menta

 

BROWN EYED GIRL by Dan Menta

 

WATER DANCE by Dan Menta

 

DANCING WITH LILLY by Dan Menta

 

GOLD RUSH by Dan Menta

 

A KISS IS JUST A KISS by Dan Menta

 

HIDE AND SEEK by Dan Menta