Throughout 2016 Dan Newso developed his work combining figurative with abstract content in a glitch or implied collage style. This work is often painted on compressed cement board to give the feeling of a painting on a concrete wall.
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.
He paints commissioned artwork and murals in varied styles to suit clients needs; he has painted internationally with the latest project of 2016 being a residency in Perth, Western Australia.
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.