Richard Danzig’s work focuses on the beauty of bi-coastal seascapes as well as vivid abstracts. He has studios in Montauk, New York and La Jolla, California.
“Richard could be considered an ‘outsider artist’ in that he’s had no formal training, but that wouldn’t be evident from his refined and mature style,” says Luiza Budea, Organizer of Art on Main in Ridgefield, CT.
Budea explains Danzig’s technique, “He combines brushwork with scraping and pulling paint across surfaces such as paper, canvas or transparent vinyl, using squeegees, rulers and other implements—a process that he invented. It would be easy to miss the mark when using this technique, but Richard never misses.”
Danzig finds a way to incorporate his deepest feelings into his images. They are often moody, pensive and sometimes nostalgic. They speak of things we all experience: resilience, loss, uncertainty, celebration, and wonder. He brilliantly captures the ocean, which he intimately knows, having resided on both the East and West Coasts.
His seascapes suggest the depth of the water and the vast expanse of the horizon in an almost impressionistic fashion.
Transparent vinyl often enhances their dimension. More importantly, they capture the way that he is looking at the water, as if his own feelings are reflecting back at him from its gleaming surface. His abstracts use similar techniques to incorporate feeling using only color, texture and opacity. They are subtle, moving and deep when experienced in person.”
Danzig is a juried member of the Spanish Village Art Center located in Balboa Park, San Diego, California. He is also a member of the RPAC Art Center and the East Hampton Artists Alliance.
To view some of Danzig’s work, visit his profile.
His exhibit runs through June 27 and his paintings are available for acquisition. All are welcome and admission is free. Consider Geary Gallery for unique gifts!
Gallery Location & Hours
Geary Gallery is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and is located at 576 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820. For more information, call (203) 655-6633.