While his style of painting is often compared to Jean-Michel Basquiat, the characters that feature in Danny Minnick’s (paintings often prompt a heartfelt connection to Keith Haring’s work, combining Haring’s humour with Minnick’s whimsical style and sensibility. Danny’s work is a riot of dark colour, thick paint, layer upon layer of pigments, fragments, splinters, brush and splatter work. His unique style of abstract expressionism plays host to a clever cast of characters and hidden images that regularly appear. Minnick’s large scale paintings combine oil and spray paints with his signature drawings and are often culled from actual sections of the artist’s worked-over studio floor.
High profile collectors of Minnick’s work include Nick Cassavetes, Michael Citrone, RETNA, Gus Van Sant, LeBron James, Jamie Hince, Cash Warren and Jessica Alba. The artist recently collaborated with Alba to create a mural for her successful ethical empire The Honest Company.