Mixing the old and new may seem like a risky undertaking for many, but for Daboo, this comes with particular ease. His works breathe with traditional and contemporary style fused into one. With his sense of humour, while at the same time humanising the animals, his works are about creating an urban aspect of spirit animals in which everyone can find a sense of themselves and everyday life. Combining a blend of printing techniques, stencils, painting and graffiti in traditional and bold colours, synthesises this artist’s affection for Street Art aesthetics and traditional art practices.
Fascination with Animals
In the ever-evolving times where the ancestral legacy is becoming a fleeting image, dreams and reality are in a new challenge to continue co-existing and inspiring. As we build and expand as a society and civilisation, we move forward, many times disregarding the path that has been paved for us to be where we are today. In past when people lived more intimately with nature Spirit Animals have been an expression of our self and personal trades that we manifest, nowadays less space for cohabitation is available and with this our understanding of true self, has shifted into an urbanised environment filled with stress and frustration as we continuously search for our natural balance.
This continuous struggle is a theme that underlies and defines these works of art.