Daniel Erban was a self-taught artist and math teacher in Montreal. He was a consummate draughtsman and his talent lay in producing lines with apparent abandon. In his words:
The subject is the most important component of the art work. The work represents the subject and not the artist. In the work, it is not the artist that is important but the work itself. In short, art is an activity that interacts with beauty and visual truth. I see myself as a researcher looking for notions that are visual and universally meaningful. Acting on this belief, I create strong works of art representing evil and misery in our society. This has nothing to do with my personality. What matters is the subject, that is where the artwork takes all its strength and its beauty.
Erban has had solo and group exhibitions in Ontario and Quebec. He passed away in 2017.