Dan Witz Paints Mosh Pits by Alex Young

Limbs flail, heads bob up and down, bodies squish together, chests hit chests, elbows and fists connect with faces, people stumble, people embrace, and people dance in mosh pits.

Chicago native and Brooklyn resident Dan Witz observes the chaos that occurs in a concert's mosh pits, and skillfully illustrates the experience in paintings. His particular artwork is astounding because of his self-proclaimed "academic realist" painting style.

Feel your jaw drop as you browse the images of Witz's paintings, and put yourself in the mood with ITR's "Lemme Mosh" playlist. 

Catch the painter's solo exhibition called "Mosh Pits, Raves and One Small Orgy" at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York from April 2 - 30, 2016.

Jonathan LeVine Gallery: 529 West 20th Street, Gallery II