DAIN – NYC

International Artist

DAIN – NYC

International Artist

One of the most influential street artists to emerge from New York, DAIN combines the visual language of graffiti with collage old portraits of Hollywood glamour stars.

His works are exhibited in Group and Solo shows in Paris, Berlin, Rome, Chicago, Miami, Portland,  Montreal, London, New York City and now Gold Coast, Australia.

Dain’s work is highly collectable and very sought. His work is in private collections of prominent art collectors around the world!

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One of the most influential street artists to emerge from New York, DAIN 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 wheat pasting, silk-screening, spray paint, collage, and acrylic. His process begins with a black-and-white photo that he layers with old advertisements, printed fragments, logos, and miscellaneous smaller images. He then begins adding paint; his unmistakable trademark is the “circle and drip” around the eye of his subjects. DAIN views his work as a confrontation between the destructive gestures of graffiti and the femininity of his Hollywood subjects.

His works were exhibited in collectives and solo shows in Paris, Berlin, Rome, Miami and New York City. His work is included in the permanent collection of the Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art in Berlin, alongside artists such as Banksy and Invader. In 2018, DAIN was commissioned for public mural projects in New York City by fashion and apparel companies including Coach and Puma, respectively.

SELECTED SOLO SHOWS

2014 DAIN, Folioleaf, Brooklyn NY USA

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2018 The Faces of Detour, Detour Gallery, Red Bank NJ USA
2018 CLASH: An Urban Collective, Detour Gallery, Red Bank NJ USA
2017 Searching for Surfaces, Vertical Gallery, Chicago USA
2017 Anamorphic Portraiture, Mirus Gallery, San Francisco USA
2016 Detour Pop Up, Miami USA
2016 Culturedrone, Detour Gallery, Red Bank NJ USA
2015 RED – Expressionism Group Exhibition, 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, Mermaid Beach AUSTRALIA
2014 Back Against the Wall: Graffiti Show, Joseph Carini Carpets, New York USA
2014 Make Shift, Folioleaf, Brooklyn USA

ART FAIRS

2018 Red Dot Miami Art Fair with Aced Gallery
2018 Art New York 2018 with Avant Gallery
2016 SCOPE Miami with Avant Gallery

INTERVIEWS/PRESS

Graffiti and Glam – DAIN – Interview with POWDERzine
DAIN: The Artist behind NYC’s Beguiling Portraits – Interview with Street Art NYC
Dain  and El Sol on the Street in Berlin – Article on Brooklyn Street Art
Coach Enlists Legendary NYC Artists for Striking Public Murals – Article on Hyperbeast
Street Artist DIAN Debuts in Rome – Article on ANSA
DAIN – A Street Artist with a Tag – Article on Iitaly
The Coach Logo, as Reimagined by NYC Graffiti Artists – Article on Lofficiel
On Long Island, an Eye-Catching Take on a Landmark – Article on NY Times

 

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