Dan Graziano is an award winning, nationally exhibited artist whose paintings capture the hidden beauty found in the unexpected places and fleeting moments of everyday life. Incorporating dramatic light, shadow, color and perspective, his urban compositions feature the visual diversity of time worn buildings and multiple layers of decay, renewal and adaptation which proudly display the effects of time as well as the qualities of strength and authenticity.
A native of Chicago, Graziano spent his formative years in Los Angeles where his artistic vision began taking shape. His creative pursuits were heavily influenced by the country’s explosive political, cultural, and social awakening of the 60’s along with a fascination of the California culture of surfing, hot rods and rock music.
“I paint the places and environments I find interesting in my everyday life. I look for unique compositions which involve dramatic contrasts of light, shadow and perspective.”