Known for his deeply atmospheric works that convey the true passions of a painter, South African-born artist Dan Schein translates the elements of abstraction and impasto into a strikingly dynamic body of work. Selecting an incredible variety of themes in his work, from wartime desolation to erotic nudes to sweeping landscapes, Schein unites these subjects with his blocky, bold brushstrokes that allow for rich color to dominate his work. The visibility of these strokes adds to the overall expressivity of his paintings and builds a visual rhythm that unites his painted surfaces.
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1985, Schein earned his BFA from the State University of New York – Purchase College in 2008 and subsequently completed his MFA from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia in 2011. Since his graduation, Schein has worked to showcase his work in a wide variety of international venues. Recent solo exhibitions of his work include “”New Works” at Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo, Norway (2014); “Four Paintings, Project Space” at the Galleri Tom Christoffersen in Copenhagen, Denmark (2015); “Where Do We Dump the Bodies” at the Mike Weiss Gallery in New York, New York (2016); “Naked Pictures” at the Galleri Tom Christoffersen in Copenhagen, Denmark (2017); and “Paintings of Horses and Other Things Also” at Marvin Gardens in Ridgewood, New York (2018).