Since moving over to the US earlier this year, Daek Williams has been hard at work refining an already beautiful style of work. Now, he will be returning to Australia to Perths Linton & Kay Galleries to show everyone why he’s one of our favourite artists about.
"After complete dedication to creating a piece of work in a public space, a street-artist walks away knowing that it will often be short-lived and eventually will be destroyed.
It is this carefree, changeable environment that makes bringing works into a gallery setting particularly significant for Brooklyn based street-artist Daek William, who will show a selection of works at Linton & Kay Galleries from the 2nd of July with the support from Robert Oatley Vineyards,The Butcher Shop and Creative Crops.
Welcome to the world of… reveals the life experiences of Australian-born Daek William, from his nostalgic youth saturated with American pop culture through to the highly technological world that we live in today.
“My interests are infinite, and therefore this body of work cannot by pinpointed to one select theme, but rather an appreciation for what is in this monstrous world we live in.”
From a life of working on the street, Daek William has different ideals to the majority of artists in a gallery setting, encouraging the viewers to interact with his works.
“Contrary to the belief that art work is too precious to touch, with my frivolous attitude from working on the street, I encourage viewers to feel and experience my works. This interaction is as important as my artwork itself.”
A recurring theme throughout Daek William’s work is a composite origami mesh of illustrative articles, photorealistic portraits and child hood nostalgia.
“My work projects into the world, to a community, to the people, to the inspired and the admired. My work is a beautiful object for your eyes to enjoy.”
With a belief that everything has been done before, but not by himself, Daek William will present his world and a new twist on exhibiting in a gallery setting. "
Check out all the info below, and if you’re in Perth make sure you head along to see the show – man, Perth has some good shit going on this month!
Who: Daek William
What: Welcome To The World Of …
Where: Linton & Kay Galleries, Old Perth Technical School, Level 1/137 St Georges Terrace, Perth
When: Show opens 6pm til pm, 2nd July 2013
Check out Daek William, Linton & Kay as well as the facebook event page for more info.