Los Angeles native and Pop Surrealist artist Daniel Maltzman grew up painting, golfing, surfing and going to the horse track. His art elegantly reflects these influences and Californian motifs. Maltzman’s paintings are contemporary and inspired by great artists in history including Richter and Warhol. The work consists of layers of paint and imagery that exude energy and life. The viewer is drawn into a world filled with movement, as a signature of Maltzman is his ability to juxtapose abstract mixed media with the feminine figure. The appeal of Maltzman’s work has drawn the attention of collectors including Lee Lacocca, 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 Beiber, Britney Spears, members of Bruce Springsteen’s band, Adrian Greiner, and Petra Ecclestone to name just a few.
Maltzman’s paintings are not just owned by celebrities but occasionally celebrities themselves as they are often featured in film and television. Past exposure includes, Nip Tuck, ABC’s Don’t Trust the B- in- Apartment 23, Dirty Sexy Money, The Dog Whisperer, Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Real Housewives of Orange County. Maltzman’s reach is worldwide as he recently painted a portrait of Flemish Belgian model Astrid Bryan for her popular Netherlands Reality TV Show.
Charity is also high on the priority list for artist Daniel Maltzman. This year alone Maltzman donated paintings to over a dozen charitable events and causes. In early 2013 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 also 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 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.”
Maltzman’s newest paintings are currently featured in a permanent installation at The Gallery Beverly Hills. The works rotate monthly as The Gallery exclusively showcases Maltzman’s work.