Dain

One of the most influential street/contemporary artists to emerge from New York City, DAIN intriguingly combines the visual language of graffiti with old Hollywood glamour. Often mingling a female visage with male fashion, he creates distinct pieces with characteristics known only to his works.

DAIN selects black and white images that speak to him, often not knowing the subject of the photo but choosing an image in which he finds the eyes outstanding. With a love for 1940s and 50s Hollywood glamour, his work reflects appreciation for an era when women dressed beautifully, revealing very little and leaving much to the imagination.

DAIN works single pieces between the street and studio, and combines wheat pasting, silk screening, spray paint, and acrylics. He commences the process with collage, the foundation for the piece, using a photo that he layers with old advertisements, logos, and various images. He often chooses fluorescent colors for the piece after which he paints and layers found street posters onto the work. He finishes his works with his unmistakable “circle and drip” around the eye, a trademark that is clearly a distinguishing factor of his dynamic works.

DAIN has shown in galleries and artfairs around the world including London, Paris, Italy, Berlin, Mexico City, Australia, New York, Montreal and Miami.

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