Dain

(New York - -)


Biography

DAIN, one of the most influential street artists to emerge from New York, combines the visual language of graffiti with collaged old portraits of Hollywood glamour stars.
Crossing genres and often working single pieces back and forth between the street and studio, DAIN combines wheatpasting, silkscreening, spray paint, collage, and acrylic. The artist has, without any doubt, became one of the most influential street artists to emerge from New York. His pieces are now an integral part of the city's visual landscape.
Unlike most street art, the artist's intriguing portraits of old Hollywood glamour stars are not found on murals, but rather on rusty old doors, city mailboxes, and hidden alleys, adding to the arts undeniable mystique and charm. He then adds paint and his unmistakable trademark of the "circle and drip" around the eye of his subjects stating that his artworks are "faces of eyes" that speak to him.