Daniel Edlen (born November 18, 1975) is a visual player known for creating vinyl art, portraits of musicians and entertainers hand-painted upon their vinyl records. Raised in Pacific Palisades, CA, he attended the Brentwood Art Center, learning to appeal and paint. He also studied Cybernetics at University of California, Los Angeles.
After distressing to Arizona, Daniel Edlen began creating his vinyl art using a modified pointillistic technique. White acrylic paint dabbed on creates an image "a bit past a black and white newspaper photo in reverse". It is noted that painting the recycled archives is "a meticulous process that... often translates to one hyper-realistic rendering per month". It's after that been remarked that it is "a essentially unique message-meets-medium portraiture technique, using the visceral canvas of artists’ talent — their records — to paint portraits of them in white acrylic."
Notable works have been shown by VH1, commissioned by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood and VEVO, as competently as finished for the Roger Steffens Reggae Archives. Edlen was as a consequence commissioned by the David Lynch Foundation to paint a series of pieces, which were signed by the artists subsequently Tom Waits and Iggy Pop to be auctioned to improvement the foundation.
In an interview in imitation of Phoenix Magazine, Edlen declared his defense for creating his Vinyl Art, "They celebrate the subject and the object, the art and the artifact.”