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Behind the Mask

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Fin DAC

It’s been a while since I profiled a street artist, but the beautiful, powerful, masked women by Finbarr Dac, A.K.A. Fin DAC, were too good to pass up. Fin DAC is an Irish artist based in London, and his career is completely upside down. After becoming a successful and sought-after artist in the London art scene, he started exploring street art, putting his paintings wherever he could find an unguarded wall or roof. He’s currently in the middle of his first U.S. “tour,” running around from city to city, making the world a more beautiful place. Street Art News has been following his U.S. adventures and sharing his artwork’s locations when they can, but the guy’s elusive! Don’t worry. His more traditionally-formatted works can still be purchased.

“Fin D.A.C. has defined and perfected an atypical paint/stencil style that ignores the accepted visual language of street art almost completely. He calls it ‘Urban Aesthetics’ – a modern-day take on a 19th century art movement. A self-taught and non-conformist artist, Fin DAC’s realist work and skilled stencilling has earned him an incredibly successful solo show in 2010 and has made him a regular fixture in high end gallery shows. He is also dedicated to putting his work on the streets which is now all over the world from Bogota to Berlin.” -About Fin DAC, West London Art Factory

I thoroughly approve of the idea of sharing one’s art for free once it’s in high demand. Even this man’s career arc is a work of art!

All images property of Fin DAC.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

12 thoughts on “Behind the Mask

  1. I think I’ve seen one of his pieces! Either that or someone whose street art is very much like his. It was on the wall of a parking lot in the NoMa district of Washington DC. I took a photo of it because I thought it was exceptional street art.

    Anyway, I think these pieces are amazing. I’d think they were stunning if they were on a more compact scale and on paper or canvas. The fact he can paint this exquisitely on that scale and that variety of surfaces is incredibly impressive.

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  2. His versatility and the depth he achieves are phenomenal.

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  3. This is stunning work. I hadn’t seen his work until he came to Bristol (UK) for Upfest 2016. I recently posted his piece: https://scooj.org/2017/01/12/567-upfest-2016-78/ from the festival. I look forward to seeing more. Nice post, thank you.

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    • Thanks for the link. Really good piece. I did see that painting of his, but it seemed so far off-brand, I decided not to include it. You’re right that it has Japanese undertones, but I think most of his work does. This one struck me as more Kawaii. Wonder what inspired him?

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  4. These are powerful and fabulous.

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  6. But these are very fine graffiti drawings on the walls.

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