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Dan Wasserman

Dan Wasserman

About Artist

Basic Information

  • Artist Statement

    I create abstract and textured pieces using acrylic paint and mixed media. My work typically contains both 2D and 3D elements. I love to blur the line between painting and sculpting, creating tactile pieces viewers often want to touch. I create without practice. I believe allowing my mistakes to show provides viewers insight to my personal growth in each piece. I also seize opportunities to hide “Easter eggs” in my work, such as words or symbols, which reveal a deeper meaning or silently acknowledge an influence. My viewers often gain more insight to my work simply by looking longer.
  • Resume

    Dan Wasserman is an emerging artist in society. All of his adult life was spent in military service to the United States where his patriotism led him to tremendously regimented but rewarding work. Art was always a hobby he quietly enjoyed. Now, while still working in the Defense industry, Dan makes personal creativity a priority as he forges a new lifestyle as an artist. He is completely self-taught. He capitalizes on a lack of formal education to create without rules and present the rawest emotion in his work. Dan’s chosen medium is acrylic paint and mixed media. He specializes in abstract and textured pieces where he likes to blur the line between painting and sculpting. By using everyday objects in his art, Dan reminds us that everything in life has a purpose, and often more than one.

    In 2019, Dan’s art became public as a student in the Shreveport Regional Arts Council’s “Artist Up!” program. He established his business, Delta Whiskey Art, and showed in two exhibits over the course of the program. His "Artist Up!" graduate piece is titled Heartstrings and was created in honor of the James Burton Foundation. Heartstrings is currently on display at the James Burton Foundation.

    Dan’s art continues to appear elsewhere in the local area. His work is displayed in multiple small businesses as decoration, signage, and as art available for purchase. Dan’s leadership and commitment to service remain hallmarks of his personality. Dan collaborated with three other area artists, painting a mural in downtown Shreveport, covering an entire 50-foot façade of an abandoned building. In his spirit of service, he challenged other artists to collaborate and create murals to beautify the community.

    Dan continues setting personal goals for himself and his art. He was named a Northwest Louisiana Roster Artist and performed his first solo exhibition in 2019. Dan plans to offer more commissioned pieces in 2020, increasing his commitment to his audience, and create a new exhibit series for a future show.

    Shows & Exhibits

    Critical Mass 7, 2019
    Please Touch the Art, 2019
    Art of the Cocktail, 2019
    Artist Studio Tours, 2019
    Solo Exhibit, Red River Brewery, 2019
    Underground Abstract exhibit, Studio 512, 2020
    Beyond Duty, Veteran & Military exhibit, Bossier Parish Community College, 2020

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Member since
Thursday, 31 January 2019 03:11
Last online
5 months ago
  • Dan Wasserman shared 4 photos in the Abstracts album
    10 months ago

    I use these pieces to show motion, build color in a scene or, prompt imagination. These are my own personal brand of Rorschach images. I enjoy...
  • Dan Wasserman shared 3 photos in the Abstracts album
    10 months ago

    I use these pieces to show motion, build color in a scene or, prompt imagination. These are my own personal brand of Rorschach images. I enjoy...
  • Dan Wasserman shared 3 photos in the Texture album
    10 months ago

    These pieces feature tactile elements that often appeal to more than the viewer's sense of sight.
  • Dan Wasserman shared a photo.
    10 months ago

    These pieces don't easily fit in another category and often show experimentation with techniques or materials.
  • Dan Wasserman shared 3 photos in the Random Pieces album
    11 months ago

    These pieces don't easily fit in another category and often show experimentation with techniques or materials.
  • Dan Wasserman shared 2 photos in the Random Pieces album
    11 months ago

    These pieces don't easily fit in another category and often show experimentation with techniques or materials.
  • Dan Wasserman shared 2 photos in the Signage album
    11 months ago

    These pieces were created for local businesses or organizations to promote their brand or provide unique decoration.
  • Dan Wasserman shared 5 photos in the Texture album
    11 months ago

    These pieces feature tactile elements that often appeal to more than the viewer's sense of sight.
  • Dan Wasserman shared 4 photos in the Abstracts album
    11 months ago

    I use these pieces to show motion, build color in a scene or, prompt imagination. These are my own personal brand of Rorschach images. I enjoy...
  • Dan Wasserman shared 2 photos in the Random Pieces album
    1 year ago

    These pieces don't easily fit in another category and often show experimentation with techniques or materials.
  • Dan Wasserman shared a photo.
    1 year ago

    I use these pieces to show motion, build color in a scene or, prompt imagination. These are my own personal brand of Rorschach images. I enjoy...
  • Dan Wasserman commented on this photo

    1 year ago

    "Green with Envy" has a great look and feel along with an opportunity to reflect. Available for purchase.

  • Dan Wasserman commented on this photo

    1 year ago

    "Wreckage" is a very tactile piece created for the "Please Touch the Art" exhibit at the Bossier Arts Council. Availale for purchase.

  • Dan Wasserman commented on this photo

    1 year ago

    "Tranquility" is on display at Driftaway Float Center in Bossier City. Available for purchase.

  • Dan Wasserman commented on this photo

    1 year ago

    This piece is titled "O'Brien's Tower" and is a rendition of the Cliffs of Mohr in Ireland. This piece was featured in Critical Mass 7. Available...

  • Dan Wasserman shared a photo.
    1 year ago

    These pieces don't easily fit in another category and often show experimentation with techniques or materials.
  • Dan Wasserman shared a photo.
    1 year ago

    These pieces feature tactile elements that often appeal to more than the viewer's sense of sight.
    Dan Wasserman "Wreckage" is a very tactile piece created for the "Please Touch the Art" exhibit at the Bossier Arts Council. Availale for purchase.
    1 year ago