DAN NEWSO

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Born 1982, lives and works in Birmingham

Artist statement

I have painted graffiti art murals for over 20 years, I have a BA (Hons) degree in fine art and exhibit work in galleries within a street art context. My main area of expertise is painting large murals and I continue to develop my practice and relationships with galleries.

For some years now I have been engaging with the community in Digbeth, Birmingham transforming public spaces. Since 2008 the area has seen a surge in graffiti/street art and a lot of the large public murals began with walls arranged and maintained by the small network of artists I work with.

Currently I like to use negative space, layering and geometric repeated shapes or patterns in both my typography pieces and my new work combining figurative with abstract content. I also like the viewer to see a history of the surface often by incorporating existing textures and features of a wall.

Selected Shows

2015 Thrifty Egos – Newso and Gent collaborative show – Proof Gallery, London, UK
2014 Space/squared – Whitewalls Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2013 Trade Show – Eastside Projects at the Library of Birmingham, Birmingham UK
2011 Fresh Paint/Street art from the V&A – The Herbert, Coventry, UK

Recent Clients

Bulmers
National Trust
Birmingham City Council
BBC 1Xtra
Mountain Dew
The Body Shop