An Accomplished Young Artist for 2009 25 August 2009Posted by Irish Street Art in Featured Street Artist, Irish Graffiti.
Considering himself more of a cartoonist than a painter, his stated aim is to create light hearted paintings that are fun but have sickly undertones. His technique is to achieve the same clean lines as illustrations created on computer programmes.
“I need those thick black lines. As a kid I used to spend ages trying to get the same effect with a black biro”.
Born in London in 1984, Danleo moved to Ireland in his youth and later studied animation and graphic design for two years at I.A.D.T. Dublin. After leaving college he began to lean towards creating dynamic stills on canvas and walls, and has spent the last few years building up an impressive portfolio with a wide array of work from illustrations to Graffiti based pieces.
Not content with sticking to one medium, Danleo constantly looks for more challenging ways to express his work and to inspire those who get a kick out of his weird creations.
Working mainly with spray paint and a variety of inks, Danleo‘s work is colourful, bold and often slightly crude, with inspiration coming from the somewhat warped cartoons such as Ren and Stimpy of the early nineties.
Over the last few years he has been commissioned to create numerous works for clients and has painted large wall pieces for various bars & clubs including The South William, Twisted Pepper, and The Bernard Shaw Dublin.
To date Danleo’s work has been featured on the international Graff Blog FATCAP (read interview here) and in NewWebPick book Eccentric Design, Tokyo. He is currently busy working on his own exhibition which will feature his new line of work and will also embark on a trip to NYC and Toronto with a few projects. Keep an eye out.