Daniel Castan

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Daniel  Castan Morning Times Square
Morning Times Square
Oil on Canvas
40 x 40 in
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Daniel  Castan 8th Ave NY
8th Ave NY
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46 x 35 in
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Daniel  Castan Approaching Downtown
Approaching Downtown
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20 x 20 in
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Daniel  Castan By Night
By Night
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20 x 40 in
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Daniel  Castan California By Night
California By Night
40 x 40 in
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Daniel  Castan California Evening
California Evening
Oil on Canvas
40 x 40 in
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Daniel  Castan Downtown
Downtown
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40 x 40 in
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Daniel  Castan Dusk
Dusk
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24 x 24 in
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Daniel  Castan Evening on The Square
Evening on The Square
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31 x 31 in
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Daniel  Castan Flat Iron Corner
Flat Iron Corner
Oil on Canvas
48 x 48 in
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Daniel  Castan Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge
Oil on Canvas
40 x 40 in
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Daniel  Castan Le Bleu on Broadway
Le Bleu on Broadway
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40 x 40 in
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Daniel  Castan Metropolitan Life At Night
Metropolitan Life At Night
Oil on Canvas
40 x 40 in
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Daniel  Castan NYC Traffic Black
NYC Traffic Black
Oil on Canvas
45 x 77 in
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Daniel  Castan Orange Manhattan
Orange Manhattan
Oil on Canvas
31 x 31 in
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Daniel  Castan Park Ave NY City
Park Ave NY City
Oil on Canvas
48 x 48 in
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Daniel  Castan Pearl Street
Pearl Street
Oil on Canvas
45 x 77 in
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Daniel  Castan Pearl Street San Francisco
Pearl Street San Francisco
Oil on Canvas
40 x 40 in
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Daniel  Castan Perspective
Perspective
Oil on Canvas
31 x 31 in
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Daniel  Castan SF Financial District
SF Financial District
Oil on Canvas
35 x 46 in
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Daniel  Castan San Francisco Blue Street
San Francisco Blue Street
Oil on Canvas
40 x 40 in
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Daniel  Castan San Francisco Passage
San Francisco Passage
Oil on Canvas
40 x 40 in
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Daniel  Castan Skyline
Skyline
Oil on Canvas
48 x 16 in
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Daniel  Castan Taxi Bleeker Street
Taxi Bleeker Street
Oil on Canvas
48 x 48 in
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Daniel  Castan Taxi Brooklyn
Taxi Brooklyn
Oil on Canvas
45 x 77 in
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Daniel  Castan Taxi Sur Manhattan
Taxi Sur Manhattan
Oil on Canvas
40 x 40 in
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Daniel  Castan Times Square
Times Square
Oil on Canvas
40 x 40 in
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Daniel  Castan Traffic
Traffic
Oil on Canvas
40 x 40 in
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Daniel  Castan

Daniel Castan

Daniel Castan Biography

 

Born in 1959 in Dordogne France, Daniel started drawing at an early age and sharpened his skills as a graduate from the Fine Arts School in Bordeaux.  After graduation, he worked as a graphic designer, creating his own company and working for clients such as UNICEF, Pierre Balmain and the UN.  At age 40, he began to question his move away from art, and a meeting with the painter Pierre Doutreleau gave rise to his desire to live his dream of becoming an artist.

In his professional life, Daniel traveled extensively in New York and Hong Kong.  During these trips he developed a fascination with the urban world and its larger-than-life perspectives, and now he recreates these graphic ambiances in his paintings.  The lines of buildings are lost in the sky, the wide avenues seem endless and the colors clash.  Initially, Daniel worked from photographs he had taken himself.  Then through canvas after canvas, brimming with images of Brooklyn, Times Square, and Radio City Music Hall, he finally created more personal pictures of New York derived out of his imagination and his own perspective.

Daniel chooses to paint with alkyd oils, which are worked like traditional oils, but whose bonding allows for accelerated drying, which fits his temperament.  Once the painting is finished, he applies thick layers of gloss varnish to reinforce the brightness of the subject.  The knife, his tool of choice, allows him to work the material as a paste, in large strokes or to draw in the medium.  The choice of this instrument is not accidental, the knife leaves no room for doubt.  Daniel is impatient and is guided by gesture.  Within minutes the canvas is covered with paint, to which he then adds material which he chisels like a sculpture, and the painting comes to life.

A painter by instinct, Daniel lets the paint lead him to an abstract and uncluttered representation.  His approach is not calculated; Daniel does not think, he paints.

 

Daniel Castan Description

French Artist

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