Monday 16th November - 5pm
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We are excited to present a talk with self taught street artist Finbarr Notte, AKA Fin DAC. Fin DAC has a long history of supporting The Hepatitis C Trust. In 2013 he created a portrait of Idris Elba with his trademark mask especially for The Trust to be auctioned it at The International Music Summit in Ibiza. Fin DAC has contributed to two previous Art on a Postcard auctions and has had two sell out print runs taking his fundraising into the thousands.
Fascinated by Asian beauty, Notte’s work focuses on perfection and aesthetics. His depictions are mainly stencil-based, with a predominance of black and white, all of them with a mysterious mask painted with bright colour splashes. Fin DAC's work is heavily influenced by Asian art, with inspiration in traditional and ceremonial dressing, and most of them are based on a muse the artist has met. His influences range from dark graphic novels through to the works of Francis Bacon and Aubrey Beardsley.
Through his work Fin DAC explores themes related to female emancipation and empowerment, while revealing their sensuality and sensitivity. The artist’s artwork aims to tackle racial and sexual stereotypes that surround women while readjusting the male gaze and former colonialist attitudes surrounding the Eastern experience.
Fin DAC has collaborated with brands like Armani, G-Star, Red Bull and has painted for the Royal Albert Hall and the 2012 Olympic Games in London. He has exhibited his work in galleries and museums mainly in Europe but also in the USA, and has painted murals in USA, Canada, Mexico, France, UK, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Cambodia, Australia, New Zealand and Tahiti.
Bid on Fin DAC's artwork in the Art on a Postcard Winter Auction - Lots 363 & 364: https://auctions.dreweatts.com/auctions/7631/drewea1-10189?term=fin+DAC