DAAS is an American artist based in Japan (Kyoto) and the US (Florida). He graduated with a degree in commercial art / graphic design in Clearwater, Florida where he maintains a studio while in the US. His work and murals have been exhibited worldwide in countries such as; Japan, Nepal, Jordan, Canada, Dominican Republic and the United States.
DAAS produces images that combine representational, cubist and abstract elements resulting in recognizable forms such as humans, animals and insects.
"Often times, I will find inspiration by referencing the crease patterns found in origami, studying the variations of textures and hues in the layers of old aged walls around historic sites in Nara, Japan as well as the often-sporadic placement of colors in the environment, such as road signs, stained glass windows, neon lights and the stand out colors of clothing worn by people in crowds." - DAAS
Since 2011, he has created several large murals in public spaces, such as: CHNA Mural Beautification Project (St.Petersburg, Florida) Open Art Museum / US Embassy (Amman, Jordan), Kolor Kathmandu, (Nepal), Takatsuki Art Expo, (Osaka, Japan) and Kansai Free Walls(Osaka, Japan.)
His work has also been featured in numerous publications including; The New York Times, BBC, The Jordan Times, NotCot, Spoon & Tamago and Street Art News. Including the books, “In Heroes We Trust, Street artists and their Heroes.” book by Neely Shearer, published by Knock Knock and "Kolor Kathmandu" Street Art Book, by Sattya Media.
DAAS is currently based in the USA and Japan
United States: Avant Gallery, Miami, Florida.
Japan: Kitano Alley Gallery, Kobe, Japan