Dan Dvran renders traditional paintings onto fabrics, which he cuts up and collages into new compositions with other fabric scraps. His recent return to artmaking combines his love for classical art with his second practice as a fashion designer. “Opheliac” is comprised of two acrylic-on-canvas collages. The first one portrays a boy laying down on a stream as if he was drowning. It is a subconscious interpretation of transition and resurrection, of allowing himself to be swallowed into a space where there is no turning back, and that space is his renewed foray into arts. The second painting is an expression of his release from the obsessive technicalities involved in working on clothes as a designer. It is rendered hellish and bloody: he feels that making art releases him from the constraint of rules and order in garment-making, and gives him the freedom to delve into darker themes, which are accepted and permissible in art.