Dan Criblez’s mind acts like an idea factory and art is what keeps his hands busy. Dan is currently working as freelance animator/fine artist in New York. He is studying Sculpture FOR HIS BFA at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, Connecticut. However, most of his art blends the urban spice of Brooklyn with the countrified serenity of LONG ISLAND.
“My style evolves in every piece I do,” he says. “I try to improve every time I make something.”
Dan works in a wide variety of mediums including: Animation, Sculpture, Painting AND Drawing.
“Working in multiple mediums allows me to expand my reach in various directions without any boundaries,” he says. “Plus, doing the same thing over and over again gets quite boring.”
His inspirations come from everyday life and all that surrounds him on a daily basis.
“traveling, meeting people and listening to music are constant sources of inspiration,” says Dan. “I often think about how I could turn an idea of what’s going on in the world into a piece of art in an abstract way.”
Each of his pieces has their own personal meaning, however, Dan leaves them open to interpretation.
“I want to send a message with my art and make people think,” he says. “It’s OK if they are a little confused. It’s important to think about what’s happening in your own mind.”
Music is the thread that runs through Dan’s art. The fluidity of his work stems from his own musicality as a musician.
“I listen to a lot of music as I work therefore sound gets translated into my art,” he says. “Music feeds your ears, colors and ideas for your brain to process. I use that as inspiration to create.”
Dan has worked with many different bands and compANIES for artwork and photography. “Collaborating with bands is a really enjoyable experience for me, DESIGNING album covers and making music videos is a great way to MAKE connections in the music world," he says.
Currently, Dan is working with the psychedelic Indie rock band Ritual Talk as their artist/photographer. He also created their “Help, I’ve Been Dreaming” animation music video, Which was featured In "THE Wild Honey Pie" Music Blog IN JULY 2017.