DAAS is a contemporary international artist living between Japan and the US.
He graduated with a degree in commercial art / graphic design in Clearwater, Florida. He has painted since a young age and has been a professional muralist since 2001.
His work and murals have been exhibited worldwide in countries such as; China, Japan, Nepal, Jordan, Canada, Dominican Republic, Portugal and the United States.
DAAS produces paintings that combine cubist and abstract elements into recognizable portraits of humans, animals and insects. The angles and lines of his works are reminiscent of origami folds and utilise a distinguishable array of color combinations.
"Often times, I will find inspiration by referencing the crease patterns found in origami, shadows and highlights on surfaces 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. There are three dominant elements and goals in my work; to present a piece which is visually appealing through color and composition, engage the viewer in a positive manner and bring awareness to endangered species" - DAAS
Since 2011, he has created several large-scale murals in public spaces, such as:
352WALLS (Gainesville, Florida)
SoFun Land (Shenzhen, China)
Takatsuki Art Expo (Takatsuki, Japan)
City of Greensboro, Bellemeade Street Deck (Greensboro, NC. USA)
Color, Way of Love Art +, Nippon Paint (Shanghai & Pengshan, China)
CHNA Mural Beautification Project, City of St. Petersburg (St.Petersburg, Florida)
Open Art Museum / US Embassy (Amman, Jordan)
Kolor Kathmandu, (Kathmandu, Nepal)
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.
Additionally, “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.