Daniel Hochstein, New Jersey, USA Member Since January 2007 Artist Statement Daniel H. Hochstein is a self-taught artist who was born and raised in the borough of Queens, New York City.
He began his life as an artist in his early teens, creating pen & ink drawings in an attempt to record what he witnessed in dreams.
His body of work includes realistic and surrealistic pieces created in oil, acrylic, charcoal, ink, graphite, as well as pieces combining multimedia technologies with conventional mediums.
The artist has traveled extensively in Western Europe and North America, drawing on his varied life experiences to inspire his artistic creations.
His works are in private collections in the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, Russia and Australia, and have appeared in publications such as: The New York Times, Boston Globe, and Art Business News.
Hochstein describes his inspiration as coming from stress, loneliness, a perceived “lack of time”, and the need to "express concepts that cannot be explained with words”.
His path through life has led him from New York City, to Eastern Long Island, to the San Francisco Bay area, Western Europe and New Jersey.
Hochstein currently works from his studio in Northern New Jersey.