Dan Newso paints work combining figurative with abstract content in a glitch or implied collage style. This work is painted on compressed cement board to give the feeling of a painting on a concrete wall. He paints commissioned artwork and murals in varied styles to suit clients needs; he works internationally and he received Arts Council funding for an international development project working in Perth, Western Australia and Hong Kong.
Since 2008 he has been well known in Birmingham’s post-industrial creative quarter Digbeth, painting murals in public spaces. This work has largely been self funded and has been a process of getting to know the community to open up spaces to paint.
Mural projects are tailored to your needs and can include workshops for developing content and participation in painting the final piece. I also provide one off workshop sessions.
When Birmingham Wellbeing Service launched I was asked to pitch innovative solutions for presenting their new logo. This hand painted site specific mural gives the illusion of the logo floating in the entrance atrium.
I collaborated on a public mural in response to The Body Shop’s Enrich not Exploit campaign. The work was based on ideas of learning from ancient and remote rainforest communities as well as the ethics of it’s founder Anita Roddick.
The National Trust commissioned artwork on a Land Rover used for public events and their GAP youth projects. I accompanied the professionally lacquered artwork with a short video for their publicity.