Dan Deming paints from his studio high up in the mountains of Big Bear, California. He has been creating art for over six decades and his work can be found all over the globe. He has truly lived life, gotten into every nook and cranny of it, exploring the planet, always with the viewpoint of an artist. While working on an oil rig or operating a printing press, or even while driving a semi-truck, he has looked at the world with a keen sense of aesthetics. He truly recognizes the power of art and has used every piece to communicate on a level which penetrates deeply and finds the very essence of what we are and what this game of life is all about.
Although he's been painting since he was 6 years old, it wasn't until his first studio in Baltimore, Maryland in 1988 when the artist truly found his stride. At one stretch he produced nearly 2,000 paintings in a couple of years, sometimes as many as 10-15 in a single day. He dived into several phases artistically until finding what was something that felt different than all the rest. He notes that artists in the past have all "painted objects looking at other objects" but for the first time, his art is traveling an entirely new and exciting path of painting the life force essence that actually animates those objects in the physical universe. His groundbreaking approach to painting puts him in a place which can only be described as exhilarating. He does not paint people like you usually see them depicted, instead he paints the actual people represented as an energy or force rather than blood, skin and bones. Looking at one of his paintings for the first time is like looking into some gigantic spiritual mirror that reveals your true being and sucks you right in just so it can lift you high up to where you should be. There are few uplifting works that can match those of Deming; he manages to accomplish the impossible task of communicating in such a powerful way that you are emotionally moved but in an entirely original, inspiring and unexpected way.
Deming has been featured on TV, radio, and magazines. He has been shown in countless art exhibits and had his paintings sold to wealthy collectors, yet financial and material wealth are in no way signs of success for the innovative artist. His rewards come from achieving a level of technical skill that requires no thought because it just instantaneously communicates and cuts across every wavelength, hitting his audience every time so that they are moved. From his abstract dots we gain a glimpse into the true nature and life of our universe, through his impressions of people we see spiritual imprints of ourselves as they play across the canvas, capturing every emotion and especially every thought. Dan Deming has the amazing ability to paint not only who we are, but what we think and what we thought: his paintings travel through time. He is nothing short of an artistic genius, not the kind that was born one, but the kind that was made. He has put in the hours; he knows what he paints and why he paints it. He is blazing in a glorious path towards an epic new style of painting and is most simply put, the future of art.
For more information on Dan Deming or to purchase one of his works, go to:
www.demingstudio.com or www.dandemingsworld.com
Michelangelo once said, "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” At Artists Run This Planet we see Earth as our marble and we hold a chisel and hammer up to it every day. This beautiful canvas of a planet waits for us to paint it daily. Gone are the days of suppressing art, of pursuits less noble than creating. We have the technology available to create in any medium, and faster than ever before. As artists we are the creators of every new innovation and idea that takes shape. We are mankind’s continual hope and driving force — “Artists Run This Planet." - David Carus, Art Planet CEO & Founder