Street Art // Wednesday, September 16, 2015
The artist spent a whole week working on 5 different sections of the 3 storey building, creating a dynamic image of a soaring eagle. The interesting architecture that dissects the image into pieces and puts it together from a certain viewing point is certainly adding to the effect of this striking mural. Created completely from 3D stripes that are ripping up and falling apart as he is roaming the skies, it is a classic example of DALeast's recognizable style. Painted with blue tones, the character itself symbolizes the vast blue sky in which the eagle dwells. The contrast between his majestic appearance and strong willpower to roam the skies is the encouraging message that the artist wanted to send out with this piece.
Street Art // Thursday, June 25, 2015
The 5th show on Søren Solkær's SURFACE world tour opened Friday, June 12 at Øksnehallen in central Copenhagen. This exhibition covers a 3.500 square meter area and features 122 portraits in large formats. The portraits will be hung in a network of "streets" - resembling walls of an imaginary city. In the week leading up to the opening, six international and highly esteemed artists were invited to create large-scale murals in the streets of Copenhagen. The artist are: Conor Harrington (UK), ROA (Belgium), Borondo (Spain), DALeast (China), Maya Hayuk (US) and HuskMitNavn (DK). They all produced murals in the Vesterbro area of Copenhagen, that is also the home of the exhibition venue.
Street Art // Monday, September 08, 2014
Chinese-born, South Africa-based fine artist DALeast just opened his newest exhibition, "The Laten Photon," at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC this past weekend. Prior to opening the show, DALeast completed a mural in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, a beautiful piece that stretches a few stories high and features a few of the artist's signature aestthetic touches.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 22, 2014
Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to present The Laten Photon, an exhibition of new works by Chinese-born, South African-based artist DALeast in what will be his second solo exhibition at the gallery. In conjunction with Laten Photon, the artist will paint new public murals in New York and New Jersey.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 27, 2014
The Outsiders are excited to announce their return to the second edition of the global art fair, Art14 London. Building on the success of the inaugural fair, Art14 London will be providing a platform for some of the world’s best modern and contemporary art, alongside a diverse program of artist talks and performances. The Outsiders will be featuring Juxtapoz favorites Chloe Early, Cleon Peterson, Ian Francis, Lucy McLauchlan, Sage Vaughn, and more.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 27, 2013
An artist to watch for sure over the coming years... DALeast has been making some waves in both the mural and painting world over the past few years. DALeast's solo exhibition REDOK – a Tibetan phrase meaning "hope and fear" – features animal paintings in traditional portrait formats, taking inspiration from commissioned works of the early modern era. The portraits are painted in the artist's distinctive, inspiring style. They include the tea-stained backgrounds, which he lovingly builds over many months, that feature on many of his bravura gallery pieces.
Street Art // Wednesday, November 13, 2013
For the past 3 years, we have been invited to Stavanger, Norway to participate in the NuArt Festival, where an international roster of street and public artists convene on the west coast of the country to create a yearly project that combines art, city planning, and good old-fashioned street intervention. This year, the roster included David Choe, Vhils, Faith47, ROA, Martha Cooper, M-City, Aiko, Hush, DALeast, and many more, and today, the good people behind NuArt released a video recap of this year's festival...
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 21, 2013
Last week we showed you the opening photos from Lazarides Gallery's special off-site exhibition for Frieze Week in London, Brutal, held underneath 180 The Strand and featuring site-specific works from Lucy McLauchlan, Cleon Peterson, Conor Harrington, DALeast, Jux photo editor Estevan Oriol, and more. Today, we have final installation shots from our London friend, Ian Cox.
Street Art // Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Daleast painted a giant bird with a hoard of smaller birds stretching across a beautiful building for the Maus Málaga Festival in Spain. The artist made great use of the architecture with his placement of birds in flight including their shadows.
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 16, 2013
Here is a final look at some of the street works, murals, and beer tunnel installations that help complete the story of Nuart 2013 and our week in Stavanger, Norway. Aiko, David Choe, ROA, Faith47, and Vhils all had standout pieces, but we loved seeing the works and meeting DALeast, Martin Whatson, Strok, Dot Dot Dot, Ernest Zacharevic, and all the artists who put work up all week...