(American, b. 1964)
Daniel Maltzman grew up in Los Angeles in the 1980s. His painting began as a teenager, but his career did not really begin until his mid-20s. Maltzman’s paintings are contemporary and have a universal appeal to men and women of all cultures. The work consists of layers of paint and imagery that exude energy and life. The viewer is drawn into a world filled with movement, a signature style illustrating Maltzman's ability to juxtapose abstract mixed media with the feminine figure.
The appeal of Maltzman’s work has drawn the attention of collectors including Scott Painter, Steve Tisch, The Galen Center, Eugenio Lopez (the Jumex Collection), and many others. Musicians, actors and celebrities also fawn to Maltzman’s work, such as Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, members of Bruce Springsteen’s band, and Petra Ecclestone.
Charity is also a high priority for artist Daniel Maltzman. This year alone, Maltzman donated paintings to over a dozen charitable events and causes. Maltzman teamed up with the Harlem Globe Trotters to co-paint a piece for the Susan G. Komen for The Cure.
Unlike most artists, sports play a large part in Maltzman’s life. After adorning the walls of Travis Mathews Co. with his Golf inspired paintings, Maltzman was recruited to receive the honor of being the official artist of the 2014 AT&T Pebble Beach PGA Tour. His painting will be featured on a variety of surfaces from ticket stubs to coffee table books.
Continuous positive reception of Maltzman’s work is also evident in corporate settings with many leading organizations including Creative Artists Agency, Elite Models and The New York Yankees Executive Offices at Yankee Stadium. Critics have said, “Similar to his pop art predecessors, Maltzman’s brightly colored abstracts and photo-paintings do not demand anything from us. They reflect ourselves back to us. They allow us to fill in the blanks with our own stories. Perhaps it is this lack of an agenda that appeals to such a giant segment of the population.”