Dan Colen is a contemporary sculptor, painter, and mixed media artist. Dan Colen was born in Leonia, New Jersey in the year 1979. Colen attended the Rhode Island School of Design earning a bachelor of fine arts degree.
When he first began his painting career he created images of fantasy in a realist style. Colen also made works with candles as the main subject.
Colen now creates works that incorporate modern materials including chewing gum and confetti.
Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $1 million dollars. The artist works with acrylics, enamels, ink, wood, steel, oils, crayon, and is an avid printmaker.
In this clip we view an exhibition featuring Dan Colen from 2014:
The artist is based out of New York City.
Below an interview with Dan Colen. He also creates an interesting work using chewing gum:
Colen created an installation work with the now deceased artist Dash Snow. Snow died 2 years from a drug overdose after the work was installed.
Colen has explored many genres of art with great success. Having gone from being more of a realist to an expressionist Colen brings to mind the great PIcasso