London, United Kingdom
About Dan Pearce
Dan is a London based illustrator, printmaker and digital designer. He studied art at his local college on Merseyside which led to a (BA)Hons in jewellery design. Post Uni he returned to his original birth place of Australia and setup home in Sydney for the next seven years. It was here he honed his skills for digital design and fell in love with stencil art. Influenced by some of the stencil masters ELK, C215 he was immersed into the world of hand cut stencils and spray paint. Dan’s colourful creations are a pleasure to look at and touch, combining finely grained sprayed backgrounds with drops of lustrous resin onto a variety of materials and surfaces. His abstract-decorative paintings are polished to perfection, showing Dan’s impeccable control of his working media. "I use a process of amalgamating ingredients like polished metals, rich resins, grinding gradients, intricate stencils and a large portion of urban mix to create a vivid, engaging world of iconic portraits." The synthetic look of Dan’s work is quite deliberate, giving his paintings an almost industrial, non-handmade aesthetic. The imagery he uses sits tight within its frame, proposing a sharply-tailored artistic style. Dan has been busy this past year working on new mixed media limited edition prints, created with a unique technique of printing and painting direct onto brushed dibond, leaving areas that show through to the polished material behind giving a unusual feel and added dimension to his bold, iconic style. Dan uses wonderfully deep, bright colours to capture the passion and serenity in his paintings. Dan has been exhibiting her work since 2011 throughout the UK as well as internationally.