Meet DAIN of NYC, USA.
New York City based street artist DAIN began his career by doing graffiti in grade school. DAIN continues to consider the world his blank canvas, adding beauty to the urban sprawl.
His process typically begins with a black and white photo, often of a Hollywood icon such as Audrey Hepburn or more recent stars as Victoria Beckham and Adele. He then layers the base photograph with old advertisements, printed fragments, and other images. Painting on the collaged material, DAIN highlights certain forms and ties the disparate pieces together into one composition.
A “circle and drip” mark in red around a single eye completes the piece and has become a trademark in his more recent work. DAIN’s recognizable style of glam meets grit features bright colors and collage that look as appealing on canvas as on the streets.
He has amassed an impressive following on social media, as well as had his work shown in Paris, Berlin, New York, Rome, and Miami. Recently he was chosen by Coach to join other prominent New York graffiti artists to reimagine the brand’s logo on different walls around the city.
Despite his international acclaim, DAIN remains intimately loyal to New York – drawing his inspiration from the vibrant city and continuously adding to its vibrancy with his iconic art.
A Snapshot View of Dain
Favorite Artist: I couldn’t name just one, I enjoy them all.
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