Urban Realist Paintings
Daniel Blagg, a native of Texas, is constantly influenced by the surroundings of his studio warehouse located in on the outskirts of downtown Fort Worth. Blagg’s urban realist paintings depict abandoned buildings, decaying gas stations and empty streets. Drawn to these neglected areas that are in a state of limbo, his perspective elevates and reflects elements of Americanism both ordinary and sublime.
Says the artist of his work: “As an artist, I think that I don’t know all the motives that draw me to a subject. It is both simple and complex, and I prefer to leave it a mystery. I can only say that even though I paint in a realistic way, I try to avoid formula and style. What I hope comes out in the end is the raw signature of emotional observation.”
Collectors of Blagg’s work include: the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi, Shell Oil, Fidelity Investments, and the Coca- Cola Company. Blagg has also been a finalist in the prestigious Hunting Prize juried exhibition in Houston, Texas.
Sibling revelry: The Blaggs by Jocelyn Tatum in Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
Canvasing the Hood by Steve Carter in Modern Luxury Dalllas