DAAS is an American contemporary artist, internationally recognized for his vibrant, engaging paintings and murals.
Based in Austin, Texas, DAAS’ mural work utilizes a combination of abstract and representational imagery, driven by a distinct color palette and design aesthetic which incorporates bold shapes and organic forms saturated in vivid colours, to create larger-than-life artworks focused on bringing a sense of beauty and inspiration into the surrounding space.
While living in Osaka, Japan and working as an artist for Universal Studios (USJ), DAAS immersed himself in the culture and found a new respect for the high levels of craftsmanship and dedication to detail that is found in Japanese art, this influenced his own approach to creating and was pivotal in the development of his own unique style.
Since returning to the US in 2016, DAAS has been primarily focused on the creation of large scale mural art installed on substantial structures, with a majority of the projects being public art commissions.
The opportunity to engage the public in a positive, lasting and meaningful way, serves as a continual source of inspiration and motivation for him.
"I believe the purpose of public art is for the enjoyment of everyone and this belief is at the core of how I approach my work in a public space. I consider it to be an inherent responsibility of myself as a public artist to make a sincere effort in understanding the community and environment in which the artwork will reside; in order to reflect the values of the people who live there and will view the work on a daily basis. Through the artwork, I hope to inspire, encourage and most importantly, create something that will be beneficial to the wellbeing of the community. " - DAAS