Dan Nutini is an architect and artist residing in central Iowa.
Through his art, Dan explores shape and movement in two dimensional compositions. He works primarily using .20 mm and .25 mm Sakura Micron archival black ink pens in addition to some limited pencil work. Rendering forms with a variety of line types and slowly building values to create stark contrasts between black and white are techniques that drive his work. Value is built by layering individual strokes to add a dimensional quality to the forms that is unrivaled with other media.
Akin to carving a figure from stone, there is a permanence to ink that make the drawings appear as if they have been constructed over time with each visible, individual stroke being built upon by another (and yet another) to create dramatic variations in tone and depth. While there is some limited experimentation with color, the drawings are primarily black and white (with white being created by blank paper) allowing the focus to reside solely on the formal composition of each piece.