DAAS is a Japan based American contemporary artist, widely known for his bold, colorful, geometric paintings and murals.
Born in the US, but living primarily in Japan since 2008, DAAS began painting at an early age, eventually gaining a degree in commercial art and graphic design.
DAAS' work is instantly recognizable for the combination of cubist and abstract elements into portraits of humans and animals. The angles and lines of the work are reminiscent of origami folds and utilize a distinguishable array of color combinations to convey emotion and put forward a positive and often spiritual narrative.
Since 2011, he has created several large-scale murals in public spaces, such as:
Graniti Murales (Graniti, Sicily)
City of Winston-Salem, Sides Road Water Tank (Winston-Salem, NC. USA)
352WALLS (Gainesville, Florida)
Gallery Jardin Orange, 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, Winston-Salem Journal, 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.