Fin DAC is an Irish self-taught painter now living in London and has been into street art since 2008. Since 2014 he started creating large murals of beautiful women with eye masks, who wear gorgeous clothes and elegant makeup. He named his style Urban Aesthetics, in which he combines the modern urban stencil art and traditional art of portrait.
Considering that the main idea in street art has been the social and political engagement, Fin DAC chose his theme to be a bit different. He believes, just as the people who were part of the Aesthetics movement in the 1900s, that art should not be political or social. It should only serve a purpose of bare embellishment of mundane lives, and to bring beauty to the world. The women he portrays are real girls from various countries, who he met on various occasions, with beauty that is more than just the looks. He portrays them in ethnic clothing with distinctive makeup and stylish jewellery, pointing out the significant appeal of diversity. They wear statement pieces that signify their heritage and bring out their bold and fierce characters.
Fin DAC has worked in the field of advertising, but what he does now is actually the opposite. Instead of capturing the women into the stereotype and exploiting their desire to fit in, he gives them freedom to be themselves on the surfaces of many walls. This is also a large part of Fin DAC’s artistic journey. The one thing this artist never revealed is the origin and the meaning of the masks the women are always wearing. These masks are painted with colour splashes, that usually complement the entire appearance.
Your building would look a lot better with the art of Fin Dac on there!