Artist Fin DAC
Despite beginning his artistic career a bit later than most, artist Fin DAC has blossomed a highly skilled craftsman that has consistently turned heads in the urban art scene. After
a nasty break-up pushed him to explore new facets of himself and his creative potential„ he sought out to understand passion and freedom on a deeper level and used them to find fulfilment.
classifies his style as Urban Aesthetics (a contemporary exploration Of older artistic movements) and uses this to create stunning murals and canvases.
Fin’s goal was to spark conversation about female roles art and subvert the narrative that ethnic women were submissive beings to be ogled and objectified. ile takes great care to ensure that his muses are depicted as both striking and powerful but devoid of the tacit sexuality that can accompany this kind of artwork. When I started down this road set out to and ensure
that my muses were not objectified or sexualised, Of course you don’t have 100% control over how the work is viewed but for certain I could take Steps to the possibility of getting that ‘phwoarr’ reaction from viewers.” The Pieces showcase a kind of regality that [s predicated upon by culturally relevant standards of beauty. as opposed to what the western world may define as attractive by adopting a progressive credo that seeks to eliminate the casual sexualization of women, he has fostered some interesting dialogue over the years, even though the landscape is constantly shifting it is still fairly uncommon to see women presented as commanding and influential, Absolute was able to ask him a few questions about his creations and motivations as an artist.
In an era where everyone wants thinks to happen SO quickly, did beginning your artistic career a bit later than others teach you anything about patience and timing? HOW did that extra maturity help your art?
I would love to say that [ was mature when started my life as a street artist. but it would be a lie, t was the typical man who had grown old and yet. not really grown up.
My artistic journey was what kick-started a healthier and happier life and the maturity was simply a by-product of both, Ironically t have a complete lack of patience but I’m
the complete opposite when it comes to my art.„ that’s one of the reasons knew instantly it was the life for me. Painting always was and is a meditation for me, As for
timing think that just comes automatically when you are consumed by something.„ like you make your own destiny by the sheer force of your determination.
Pain and transitioning into a new phase of your life really helped you sink into your work, Did you develop a new outlook on hardships and loss? What can pain do for an artist that happiness can not? What my art did was Simply help me Stop thinking. worrying and caring about stuff so much that it becomes debilitating. It helped me to understand that. if you’re on the right path. the world or the universe or whatever you believe will assist you in that goal. Equate it to he power of positive thinking but with the addition of ‘positive doing for certain it was pan that drove tne to
paint but I didn’t necessarily want that pain to be Obvious in my work because that would have been way too cliché. Knowing now that never want to go back to being the person was before t became an artist„. that’s a)) the inspiration need to carry on.
How does non-conformity spill over into your creations? How does it impact your mission as an artist?
My non-conformity was always more about the fact that didn’t and don’t fit in and the mindset that I’ve never wanted to. When I started painting 10 years ago was painting ‘pretty women portraits’ With little or no aesthetic reference point to the various thematics that were prevalent at the time. The attitude I got from other artists was that this was a bad thing but t thought the opposite. My mantra was that no one ever stood out by fit in in. That’s still how feel today: don’t want my work to look like anyone else’s, Quite often the accusations Of similarites to other artists irritate me because [ know that they have to come from very different places that maybe the layman lust simply doesn’t see.
It seems like we’re shifting towards a more female oriented world, but it’s still surprising for some to see big murals of powerful women. Why is this SO shocking when the woman has been an artistic muse for centuries now?
In my opinion, its because throughout history and even to this day the typical female muse is painted passively or submissively When started down this road set out to try and ensure that my muses were not objectified or sexualised. Of course you don’t have 100% control over how the work is viewed but for certain i could take steps to limit the possibility of getting that ‘phwoarr’ reaction from viewers. Generally. t get the •she’s badass’ comments which. given the context Of the work and the current times, is not that far removed from a sexual reaction but subtle enough to tell me that my work is not viewed as mere titillation. Great for unwinding after a long day at work or helping erase occasional daily Stresses, New MOOD is like a deep breath and a smile in a bottle.