Born in Argentina, musician and photo artist Dan Tarradellas crafts organic, encaustic wax photography pieces depicting landscapes and rural themes inspired by the works of Michael Kenna, Andrew Wyeth, George Sotter and Roger Dean. In a world of fleeting, disposable digital snapshots, painterly scenes are brought to life as photo art by the luminescence of natural wax, brush strokes, and ironed textures.
Primarily self-taught and fascinated by the space that lies somewhere between photography and painting, Dan's work embrace both the conceptual and the material. Dan’s decidedly modern approach to digital photo manipulation, juxtaposed with classical sensibilities and the physical enhancement of the encaustic wax medium, renders the works a timeless and tangible significance.
Fantastical landscapes, whimsical scenes, and soulful animals are rendered as painterly photo interpretations. Crafted with technology, imagination, and by hand, fine art photography is brought to life by the luminescence of encaustic wax.
I am irresistibly drawn to the majesty of nature because it brings me a special peace and makes me feel completely connected to our planet. My vision truly comes alive when the images are crafted by hand, and light and color become magically amplified by the encaustic process.
Capturing a timeless image and adding textured layers in post-processing imparts mystery and nostalgia, while the Hahnemühle paper infused in layers of molten wax, transmute the conceptual into the physical. I strive to reinterpret nature by combining photography and the timeless glow of encaustic art.