Today, we’re kicking off a new video series while continuing to recognize Hispanic Heritage Month with the launch of ‘Street Art Exposé’. Produced and directed by yours truly and my “baby brother” Ruben, each video will profile a unique street artist and their work. This week’s video was shot in the Bronx this past summer and features Chilean street artist Dasic Fernández.
Dasic, a native of Chile who grew up in the small rural town of Rancagua, was influenced at an early age by the volatile political climate in Chile and the burgeoning hip-hop scene of the 1990’s. By the time he was a teenager, he had already begun graffiti “tagging” his name on walls. He then studied architecture at the University of Chile in Santiago but the lure of painting in the streets eventually won out. Dasic now resides in Brooklyn, New York and has painted murals in Chile, Brazil, Detroit, Chicago, New York and Austin, Texas.
Check out the video (which features some kick-ass music by Revolution Void) to get to know the artist and the art…and stay tuned for our next ‘Street Art Exposé’ video (coming soon!)…
Street Art Exposé: Dasic from DanPerezFilms on Vimeo.
From left: My “baby brother” Ruben, Dasic & yours truly…
Also check out a short documentary film I also shot in NYC that tells the inspirational story of street artist Marthalicia Matarrita and how her and her brothers found joy in poverty through art. Watch it HERE.
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