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RUN #00018
Dan May - Beneath the Noise
Dan May
Beneath the Noise
Edition Size:   40
14 x 18 Giclee on 330gsm 100% Archival Cotton Paper
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An intriguing exercise in surrealism, Beneath the Noise plays with the nature of reality - and does so with an uncommon degree of imaginative charm. A figure made of hair or born from the surrounding weeds and vegetation appears to be running with or from a flight of birds. One of these appears to be making off with a strand from the figure's head - perhaps for a nest? The background elements of color are imbued with a somber autumnal tone, but there's an additional and obvious hint of playful abandon here that checks the immediate assumption of brooding menace.

Mortality may be the subject. Or love. Or the singular gifts we possess in reinventing the fabric of life and weaving all the threads into a seamless garment. The painter may merely have been recalling a dream that visually and thematically echoed a myriad number of things that affect all of us. Once again, the privilege of interpretation has been granted to the viewer by a rare and obviously generous talent.

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About the Artist

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Dan May is a fine artist currently living in Cincinnati, OH. A native of Rochester, NY, Dan attended Syracuse University where he achieved a BFA and began to immediately pursue his artistic interests. As a modern narrative painter, May cultivates a rich texture of the surreal and mysterious in his highly original flowing style. His detail-intensive works have become widely recognized for their dreamlike ability to transcend the natural states of space and time – mostly due to his usage of a very finely honed usage of line. May’s propensity for using hair as a metaphor has become a focal point that he has built on to speak about larger aspects of humanity as well as the dream world, and gives a strong nod to his progressive personal growth and evolution as an artist.

Dan has exhibited his paintings to consistently growing interest in the gallery world and is enthusiastically held in high regard by collectors the world over. May spends the majority of his time either in the studio creating new and inspiring paintings, or with his lovely wife and business manager, Kendal. His paintings have graced the pages of international publications as Hi Fructose Magazine, DPI and Communication Arts among others.

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