"Pre-segmentalation" by Daniel K SparkesIllustration // Monday, 08 Apr 2013
English artist Daniel K. Sparkes is a former street artist who combines photography and illustration in a way that is unusual and fantastically disturbing. Painting on top of the photographs, Sparkes creates mystery giving the subjects behind the painting no identity, leaving the fewer wanting more, "Usually starts with a stolen photo. I'll cut or crop the bit I want and then paint/draw onto that. As most of my drawings are quite long in shape, and the images usually feature dogs and women, I often feel like more of a pervert than an artist." Sparkes has been in solo shows such as "Lucian's Pre-segmentalation din-dins" at the Newcross Gallery, London and is currently working on a short film called "Pudland".