Danny Doom / itisalwaysdoomsday
Danny Doom aka Desur is a contemporary fine artist based in Berlin. His work is a mash of techniques and motives with influences from punk, skating, graffiti and translucent painting techniques as used by the old masters. His characters and figures are sometimes abstract sometimes comic like and melt into complex multilayered backgrounds.
His current work is best described as a mixture of graffiti, street art and illustration. After starting with “conventional graffiti” at an early age he now works on walls, canvases, furniture and so on by using cans, brushes, paint, ink, acrylic, dirt, coffee... pretty much everything that proves to work for his purpose. With these tools and materials he creates the oldish, used look of his characteristic canvases.
“I love creating an environment for my figures that looks like an naturally aged wall. In the process of creating them, I know where I want to go, but I can not control every detail of the resulting image. It really is more like playing in the mud and seeing faces in the dirt, instead of looking into the sky and seeing figures in the clouds.”
By now Danny Doom had exhibitions in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, North America (California, U.S.A.) and was collaborating with a wide variety of artist from all over the world such as Toast, Daim, Seak, Os Gemeos, La Mano, Stohead, Besok and so on...
His current series is called “it is always doomsday”. It mainly circles around cryptic messages as well as the perception of current affairs in public. Besides that he is traveling with his “Living Room Tour” to work at the places where his works find their homes to exchange opinions with different types of people about current events and affairs.