Born in Cork, Ireland, but actively plying his trade worldwide, Fin DAC is a self-taught, non-conformist urban artist who has defined and perfected an atypical spray paint style he has dubbed ‘Urban Aesthetics’. Through his work, the artist explores themes related to female emancipation and empowerment, readjusting the male gaze and disrupting colonialist attitudes particularly surrounding the Eastern experience. His recent print release, Velveteen with West Contemporary Editions was an instant sell-out, followed by Project 24 - 24 artworks sold over a period of 24 hours, one per hour – also proving a sensational success, with the longest time an artwork took to sell being just 9 minutes after it was published.
Fin is known on a global scale for his depictions of Eurasian women and is inspired by traditional and ceremonial dressing, in which these subjects engage. His work, on walls, paper, wood and metal crafts a narrative that celebrates their sensuality with cultural sensitivity, rather than appropriation. When he works in an outdoor context, the women Fin DAC paints are often large and commanding, claiming ownership over their urban environment. Although his murals are present in countries and continents all over the globe, Fin DAC remains very much an outsider of the street art scene.