Meet The Artist: Fin DAC - Art on a Postcard Winter Auction 2020

  • Gemma Peppe

Meet self taught street artist Finbarr Notte, AKA FinDac LIVE on Zoom and learn more about the development of his prolific practice.

Monday 16th November - 5pm
FREE Tickets -

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:
Auction runs 5-19 November

The annual Art on a Postcard (AOAP) Winter Auction is back. The last six months and the global pandemic have seen so many changes to the way we work but we are excited to bring back our most popular annual auction. Out of the two hundred and thirty artists taking part this year, highlights include the Paraguayan artist Faith Wilding, known for her feminist performances and installations in the 70s, the Dutch polemical artist Erik van Lieshout, Walter Swennen, known for his radical, experiential and poetic approach to painting, British Anj Smith whose intricately rendered paintings explore issues of identity, eroticism, mortality, and fragility; the critically acclaimed British artist Ryan Mosley who has recently taken part in the group show Radical Figure, Painting in the New Millennium at the Whitechapel in London and Saint Lucian born artist Winston Branch whose accolades include a Guggenheim fellowship and whose work is held in the collections of many of the world’s top galleries including The Tate.

Bidding starts at just £50.

This auction will focus on The Hepatitis C Trust’s helpline which is staffed entirely by people who have had hepatitis C. The helpline has become a key component in the current Infected Blood Inquiry the largest public enquiry in British history, which was launched to investigate why infected blood products were being used to treat NHS patients prior to 1992. Helpline manager Samantha May is providing supporting evidence to the Inquiry team based on statistics and common facts drawn out by the numerous calls to our helpline over the years. The number of calls from people who have received infected blood during transfusion and subsequently been misdiagnosed for years only to find they have cirrhosis or liver cancer have snowballed and keeping up is increasingly difficult.