A French artist who made a name for himself by painting in the subways of Paris will be at the Crawford Art Gallery on Saturday.
The street artist known as Daco got his master’s degree in Fine Arts at the Beaux-Arts de Paris before developing an interest in classical graffiti and WildStyle (abstract lettering).
For the last 20 years, his large-scale work has popped up in secluded areas such as disused factories or large walls, as he built his visual identity with a series of colourful geometric animals, named ‘Graffaune’, (a combination of graffiti and fauna).
And he’s built up quite the fan base.
Daco’s work will be exhibited at Alliance Française de Cork from March 2nd and his animals have appeared in galleries all around the world, from Valparaiso and Santiago to Lausanne in Switzerland, Lisboa, Rome and Taiwan.
This Saturday, March 3rd at 12pm, Daco joins local guerrilla gardening and street art group Mad About Cork at the Crawford Art Gallery for a screening of short films documenting his street art in France.
A Q&A and talk with Daco and John O’Sullivan (Mad about Cork) will follow.
Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. Keep your eyes peeled for his multicoloured calling card in Cork’s disused spaces.