Photo by Juliana Criblez

Photo by Juliana Criblez



Dan Criblez is a visual artist from New York who works in a wide variety of mediums including: Animation/Film, Sculpture, Painting and Drawing. Experimenting in those mediums, Dan has created surreal, abstract, figurative mind art using line and improvisation. His films have just started to branch out within the surreal abstract animation genre. His first couple animations have travelled international through many film festivals. Doing freelance work for multiple musicians in Brooklyn, Ny, Dan has become a music video artist as well. He studies Sculpture at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts of the University of New Haven, and spent a semester abroad at the campus in Prato, Italy.

Dan just created a new body of work featuring Film, Installation, Painting, Sculpture, and Sound. The Project is called “The 8ugs R 7ruit” and will be out in the world with in the next few months. Read the artist statement below.

Throughout the year, I have taken on the challenge to create the relationship between the realism and abstraction of everyday life. While observing the way my brain and eyes process things, I found the contrast very beautiful but odd. The concept of living the same ritual over and over with the routine we give ourselves gets repetitive, although when eyes are closed there’s no such thing as repetition. I created a series of works all depicting this idea in many ways, shapes, and forms through film, paint, installation, sculpture, and sound. They all work together to create the same world of experience, color, shape, memory and imagination.

The 8ugs R 7ruit, the weird is “normal”, the dream is reality?