DAIN, one of the most influential street artists to emerge from New York City, 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 inspired by iconic models and celebrities. His work reflects appreciation for an era when women dressed beautifully, revealing very little and leaving much to the imagination.
DAIN creates pieces on the street and in the studio, and combines wheat pasting, silk screening, spray paint, collage and acrylic. He commences the process with collage, the foundation for the piece, using a photo that he layers with various images. He then chooses the colors for the piece after which he paints and layers spray paint onto the work. He finishes his works with his unmistakable “circle and drip” around the eye, an unintentional trademark yet clearly distinguishing factor of his dynamic work.