21 Under 31: Young Artists to Watch in 2013 | Daniel Granitto

Daniel Granitto, Yellow Door and Cardboard Walls, acrylic, 14 x 14.

Daniel Granitto, Yellow Door and Cardboard Walls, acrylic, 14 x 14.

Illinois

Art Education: I am in my fourth year at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I will graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in fine art.

Style: I am always interested in false or constructed spaces. Recently I have been investigating the use of windows and barriers within the painting. I like how using these structures removes the viewer from the scene.

Creative Spark: Everything is potential material—brick walls, old windows, urinals, the architectural design of sheds and storage units, sun umbrellas, traffic cones.

Other Passions: Jesus Christ, the word of God, my community, my family, skateboarding, snowboarding, and the literary work of Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Best Advice Received: Fail, fail again. Fail better.

Biggest Fears: Sharks and deep, dark water.

Favorite Studio Music: Born Ruffians, Surfer Blood, Sigur Rós, Bob Dylan, and Youth Lagoon, to name a few.

Price Range: $150 to $3,000.

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