Gallery: Gorgeous, Eerie Paintings of Lone Figures


If you’re a fan of Tim Burton’s goth aesthetic, then you’re going to fall in love with the work of Boston-based illustrator and printmaker Daniel Danger, whose dark, beautiful paintings we spotted over on My Modern Met. Given the fact that he only works with three colors at a time (and two of those are always black and white), the results are incredibly striking and complex. According to his personal statement, Danger’s goal is to “remind you of something you may have said to someone, or something someone may have said to you; back in that time period that’s just too far away to remember clearly, but not so long ago you forgot about it completely.” Click through to get lost in his haunting, shadowy world of empty streets, old abandoned houses, and creepy railway bridges.

Daniel Danger, and i dont even like to be seen in the parking lot between the movies and the drink…, 2009

Daniel Danger, i had troubles yesterday that i have not today, 2011

Daniel Danger, hummed as prayers in secret, 2009

Daniel Danger, hear, 2011

Daniel Danger, i dont remember did we take this flight together? did you see the wings fold together?, 2010

Daniel Danger, im alone there now, in our special place, waiting for you, 2011

Daniel Danger, i was born in a house of wyeth, 2009

Daniel Danger, hast thou slain the jabberwock?, 2009

Daniel Danger, where ashes took the form of houses, 2010

Daniel Danger, wet teeth in the darkness, 2011

Daniel Danger, you have a wanderlust growing in your soul, 2011

Daniel Danger, i should have tried harder. i shouldnt have given up. 2010