Born in Cork, Ireland, but actively plying his trade worldwide, Fin DAC is a self-taught, non-conformist urban artist who has defined and perfected an atypical spray paint style he has dubbed ‘Urban Aesthetics’. The artist explores themes related to female emancipation and empowerment through his work, readjusting the male gaze and disrupting colonialist attitudes, particularly surrounding the Eastern experience.
Fin DAC is known on a global scale for his depictions of Eurasian women and is inspired by traditional and ceremonial dressing, in which these subjects engage. His work on walls, paper, wood and metal crafts a narrative that celebrates their sensuality with cultural sensitivity rather than appropriation. When he works in an outdoor context, the women Fin DAC paints are often large and commanding, claiming ownership over their urban environment.
Fin DAC has collaborated with Armani, G-Star, Red Bull and has painted for the Royal Albert Hall and the 2012 Olympic Games in London. He has exhibited his work in galleries and museums, mainly in Europe but also in the USA. He has painted murals in the USA, Canada, Mexico, France, UK, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Cambodia, Australia, New Zealand and Tahiti.
"Inspiration is a gift from the universe, talent is an ability to bring it to fruition and humility is the experience you should achieve when you share it.” - Fin DAC
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