The artist I've chosen to present this week works on a grand scale. DAAS' murals can cover the entire side of a building or even a huge city water tank. The massive scale, the color, and feel of his work make it truly remarkable. It just gives me a good feeling.
For this otter mural, he researched the area to determine what image would work best for the area. The following is a video of the Otter Project in Winston-Salem NC. The whole process is intriguing. I find how he uses reference marks painted on the water tank to draw the mural is really interesting.
I love the creative way that he abstracts his subjects into a cubist style. His paintings are immediately recognizable as his own. His work is certainly unique in scale, diversity, and style.
DAAS is currently based in Japan but his work can be found around the globe. From a panda or an elephant in Kathmandu, Nepal, an Otter in Winston-Salem, NC, a wall of birds in St Petersburg, FL, to Astronauts in Osaka, Japan.
You might want to stop by DAAS' website to take a peek at is other work as well. I love the smaller (relative) work as well. Check out what he calls his "indoor paintings" on his website including this very impressive falcon.
I look forward to visiting one of his murals. I think that will go on to my bucket list!
I love his work and I hope you do too. You can find his work in a number of places online including: