Yet another great works of art, coming all the way from Dordogne, France. The artist's name is Daniel Castan and to cut a long story short, he graduated the Beaux Arts of Bordeaux, he worked as a graphic designer, created his company and performed work for UNICEF, Pierre Balmain, the UN, ZIPPO. And then, at 40 years old, he reverted to the paint brush, purely for fun.

                Daniel recreates cityscapes in a graphical way, working from his memories and his imagination, as he says: "I create my world while maintaining some realism. I add buildings, I remove them. ” 
His visuals are abundant in liveliness, motion, and lights, which are all attributes of the dynamic, busy, chaotic city. He paints with a palette knife and an oil alkyd, which is just like traditional oil, but the binder is a resin that allows an accelerated drying. When the painting is ready, he applies thick layers of gloss varnish to enhace the brightness of the subject. 

If you find urban world fascinating, then you should definetly check Daniel's website to discover more of his art! 

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