Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, the elusive DAIN is considered to be one of the most influential artists to emerge from the current New York street art movement.
Dain faithfully produces works that are both evocative and beautiful in their composition. His love for old Hollywood glamour is a theme explored through elements of his work. On the streets of New York his trademark “circle and drip” around a single eye has become a characteristic from his more recent works.
Dain’s gallery work has been featured in shows around the world in New York, Miami, Chicago, Portland,Montreal,Rome, London and Paris.
Dain layers black and white collages with vibrant pigments and spray paint. In his collages, Dain appropriates images found in contemporary periodicals.
Through his elegant juxtapositions, Dain adopts the content and contexts of the original images to create his own surreal portraits and overlaps famous faces, creating hybrid ‘icons’ that dissociate the familiar to create something truely surreal.