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Murals Composed of Frenetic Linework by DALeast

August 28, 2014

Christopher Jobson

Since we last covered work by DALeast, the artist has painted numerous pieces around the world, particularly a number of bird-themes murals in Poland, Spain, and now New York City where he just completed a towering painting of a bird clutching another bird on the side a Manhattan building. Born in China, the muralist/sculptor/painter is currently based out of Cape Town where his use of frenetic lines to compose animals, people, and other forms is almost instantly recognizable. You can follow his latest adventures on Instagram.   Photo…

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Murals by DALeast Seem to Explode with Energy

August 1, 2013

Christopher Jobson

It's impossible to mistake any piece by South African muralist DALeast (previously) as belonging to any other artist. His signature style involves a delicate interplay of unraveling ribbon-like lines that form his animistic and human forms. The tigers, birds, deer and people he depicts are already bursting with motion, but the added line work seems to create an elevated sense of energy, as if the figure itself is about to explode. Above is a collection of work over the last year or so, and his most recent mural (top) just popped up at Wall Therapy in Rochester, NY. See more…

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