DAIN, ‘Thinking Outside Our Head’, 2014, DETOUR Gallery

Scraps of black and white paper with various prints and textures are collaged carefully around a woman's fierce stare. The woman in the center, has artist Dain's signature circle of dripping Day-Glo pink paint around her eye. Images of female hands holding onto purses repeat throughout the panel they're surrounded by colorful bursts of spray paint and paint drips.

About DAIN

One of the most influential street artists to emerge from New York, DAIN combines the visual language of graffiti with collaged old portraits of Hollywood glamour stars. Crossing genres and often working single pieces back and forth between the street and studio, DAIN combines wheatpasting, silkscreening, spray paint, collage, and acrylic. His process begins with a black-and-white photo that he layers with old advertisements, printed fragments, logos, and miscellaneous smaller images. He then begins adding paint; his unmistakable trademark is the “circle and drip” around the eye of his subjects. DAIN views his work as a confrontation between the destructive gestures of graffiti and the femininity of his Hollywood subjects.

American, Brooklyn, New York, based in Brooklyn, New York

Solo Shows


Group Shows

Detour Gallery, 
Red Bank, NJ, United States,
Mermaid Beach,
RED - Expressionism Group Exhibition
Joseph Carini Carpets, 
New York,
Make Shift