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Dan Schein

Dan Schein's Mountain Men Mock the Macho

October 11, 2016 - Tyl Will, Open House Blog

"Deep umbers and heavy greens were climbing off of the canvas. A face built of salmon colored smudges and flailing brown smears glared with a big ol’ eye. The mouth trembled as if to be in two places at once. I picture the dreadful author of this evil mark-making as a pure madman, emptying entire tubes of paint and slopping them around like playing with food."

Narrative Painting Part 1: Dan Schein's "Where Do We Dump The Bodies?"

September 29, 2016 - Talking Pictures

"It is a question in my mind—what relation does narrative painting have to novels, films, cartoon films, graphic novels—genres that we flip through or watch or read to the end of? I have always felt disappointed that the time-based genres don’t exist when you pause them. I’m excited about a rebirth of narrative painting: It will have to be a reinvention for the artist—and the viewer. Or a pair of viewers—who will be able to look at the painting and discuss its relation to their experiences."

Dan Schein's 'Where Do We Dump The Bodies?' in Blouin Artinfo

September 8, 2016 - Blouin Artinfo

"Schein draws inspiration from boyish fables, graphic novels, and time spent in densely-wooded areas of Wisconsin, and also from the paintings of Pieter Brueghel the Elder and Hieronymus Bosch. The scenes depicted in his paintings are cheeky and absurd but never silly. An underlying seriousness and intensity can be observed in Schein’s work."

Now Representing Dan Schein

December 19, 2015 - Mike Weiss Gallery


September 27, 2013 - N/A

"I Believe in Psychopaths" is the American artist Dan Schein’s second solo show at Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen. The new works are still oil on canvas, impasto, expressive and painted with rapid brushstrokes. It is with dark humour, a grotesque twist and a particular tristesse that Dan Schein works with absurd situations from everyday life, which he transfers to 'The Woods' or other remote and isolated communities far from New York.


September 25, 2013 - Taylor McKimens

In this series, “Collector’s Edition,” asks people about their personal art collections—from the first piece of art they ever bought to what they want to acquire next. This time they reached out to Jens-Peter Brask, a Copenhagen-based curator and writer. He curated Dansk Graffiti 1984 to 2013 at Kunsten Aalborg Museum in Denmark and manages the Brask Art Blog.