High Artist Spotlights: Daniel Dorozhin

Daniel Dorozhin is from Sacramento, California and started his artistic journey by making doodles as a kid. His artwork utilizes a wide array of mediums and techniques but his main dedication, focus and art style explores intricate linework. There are endless possibilities and ideas created through Daniel’s use of composition and repetition. His unique style allows him to experiment with dimensionality, layering, tension, color and form to create works of art that are mesmerizing and innovative.
We recently caught up with Daniel after High Art 2023 to learn more about his most recent inspirations:

Where do you find your creative inspiration?

I often get inspired by dreams and moments in daily life. It could be catching a glimpse at a butterfly as it flutters in the light or a stranger walking by. Inspiration can come from anywhere.

Why do you do what you do?

To me art is an internal impulse. It's a passion that started at birth. Art was my first language and love. Art is also a large part of my spiritual walk where I use it as a ritualistic practice.

What art/artist do you most identify with?

I most identify with surrealistic abstractions. Android Jones is among my inspirations.

What themes do you pursue the most?

I often work with themes of human faces and nature.

What role does an artist have in society?

The artist has the role of mystic, sage, and healer. They reflect back to the world its beauty and trauma in the form of images. These images often raise questions to issues that need addressed within society.

What is your artistic outlook on life?

Art is like breath or water. It is the essence of life to me. It consumes my days and haunts my mind in my dreams.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Don't forget to have fun on your artistic journey.

Do you listen to music while you are creating? If yes, share the song and artist that you listen to while creating art.

Yes, I listen to music while creating. Foo Fighters - All My Life, Metallica - Master Of Puppets, Tool - Schism

What's the best thing about being an artist?

Having the ability to create images with what emotions invoke the mind and consciousness is the best part of being an artist.

What is your dream project?

My dream project is to work with one of my favorite rock bands.