Vinyl Art by Daniel Edlen Premiers at The Rock and Roll Emporium Collectors Gallery for Surf City Nights June 21, 2011

Huntington Beach, CA, June 11, 2011 --( Artist Daniel Edlen will exhibit Vinyl Art, a collection of mixed media fine art Tuesday, June 21, 2011. The opening reception takes place from 5p-9p at Surf City Nights at The Rock and Roll Emporium Collectors Gallery, 205 Main Street in Huntington Beach, CA 92648.

About The Artist
Daniel Edlen, creator of Vinyl Art, was born in Pacific Palisades, CA on November 18, 1975. Daniel studied art at the Brentwood Art Center beginning at the age of 6. His talent and his passion for creativity combined to create Vinyl Art.

He attributes his love of art, music and all things creative to his exposure to them at an early age. In order to help support the teaching and preservation of art in all its forms, Daniel has become active in contributing Vinyl Art to charities and organizations throughout the world that share this same philosophy. He continues to use technology to reach new audiences and further his continued quest for sharing his art and love of music with the world.

About The Art
Born during the early 90's after some experimentation with mixed media, Vinyl Art is derived from the Pointillism technique which is characterized by dots of color applied in a seemingly random pattern which, when viewed from a distance, combines to form an image. After collecting used vinyl records from various sources and using them as his canvas, Daniel modified the technique to apply pure white paint to the black vinyl records. The overall effect is striking, due to the high contrast of the image, and the remarkable accuracy used to replicate the subject of the portrait.

Each original hand painted piece is unique. Due to the precision of each image, it is often thought that the image has been screened onto the record. However, this is not the case. Each vinyl record has been painted by hand using only white acrylic paint. No black paint is used on the vinyl to create any of the images that are portrayed. The white paint is applied in varying thickness, allowing the black of the record to create the shading that gives each piece its incredible depth.

Vinyl Art has landed in the hands of some notable clients, including VH1, the Hard Rock Hotel, the David Lynch Foundation, Roger Steffen's Reggae Archives, the Alabama Blues Project, the Mississippi Valley Blues Society, and a growing list of celebrity clients.

“We are always looking for unique pieces that celebrate Rock and Roll music to add to the gallery,” said Andrew Kirby managing partner of The Rock and Roll Emporium. “Daniel’s Vinyl Art is a perfect addition to our collection and I can’t wait to see people’s reaction to these incredible works.”

The Rock and Roll Emporium Collectors Gallery is a leading resource for Rock and Roll Memorabilia, Fine Art, Guitars and Gifts as well as a major attraction for downtown Huntington Beach, CA - Surf City, USA. The gallery has collected vintage guitars, authentic autographs, fine art, photography, collectibles, apparel and accessories from many of the best-known and respected artists in the world.

For more information on the event, call 714-960-4040.

The Rock and Roll Emporium
Kate Kirby