Day-z is a London-born artist and graduate of Central St Martins. Using the pencil as her main tool of choice, she skilfully depicts contemporary socio-political subjects and playfully subverts them. Her lifelike style has made portraits of the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Audrey Hepburn and Tupac as well as re-hashed brand logos with modern twists. Day-z has a natural ability to create witty and playful artworks that fuse together fine art and street art. Using techniques from the Old Masters as a main inspiration, Day-z casts an academic finish to her work that capture the viewer’s attention whilst injecting social commentary upon our modern culture. Influences from Cindy Sherman, Alison Jackson and Banksy can be detected in her work.
Day-z’s successful solo show ’99 Problems’ launched with West Contemporary Editions (then Beautiful Crime) in 2016. Titled as a nod to the famous song by her near namesake, the show had subjects of topical social and cultural issues we face today such as immigration, climate change and plastic pollution and, of course, our obsession with material things and the sense of ‘belonging’ we get from buying brands.