DAAS is an American artist currently based in Kobe, Japan. In his latest body of work, DAAS synthesizes line, geometric shapes, rich textures, vivid colours and a looseness with paint to create a series of portraits which include animals, insects and the occasional science fiction writer such as Isaac Asimov.
There is a dichotomy in his work, two main forces are tugging away at each other which in turn “tune” his images to create beautiful harmony. On one hand is the looseness of colour application, the seemingly arbitrary nature of geometric forms and the richness of textures that intermingle with what on the other hand are painstakingly precise lines, carefully selected colour palettes and most importantly the subjects he chooses.
This interplay between chaos and control to reveal the subject’s character in a very natural and realistic way is what makes his paintings instantly recognizable and full of energy.