Artist Profile – Dan “Dank” Kitchener

CP - Dan Kitchener - Profile Image dankitchener.co.uk
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Street artist, illustrator, painter, animator, art director // Sponsored by DEPHECT clothing

 

From Dan’s Dephect page:

The cartoons I watched as a child and the comics I read still influence me massively now. I’ve stored up all the good bits in my mind and dip in when I need some ideas, quite often I do this without realizing it, like an endless resource. I get inspired now from all sorts of things, being out and about, trains, watching the scenery, moods, atmospheres. I like light and I like the way certain places feel, I quite often base my work on a feeling, usually dark ones!

I have always loved graffiti art my whole life, but only recently picked up a can. It’s a medium I have always wanted to master. I love the way you can produce such huge pieces, the way the colours blend, the painterly quality it can give. I think the scale aspect interests me most – the way I can do a small sketch and then do it 20 ft on a wall. Spray paint is really the only medium I can think of that allows you to draw on the way, almost using the wall as a huge sketch book. It’s such a cool thing sketching on that scale.

 

FUTURE TOKYO, SPECULATIVE VISUALS OF JAPAN, AND NEON DREAMS

CP - Dan Kitchener - Milan - June 2016 CP - Dan Kitchener - Guardian - Future Tokyo

 

CP - Dan Kitchener - Neon Warriors CP - Dan Kitchener - Future Samurai CP - Dan Kitchener - Assassin - Future Tokyo

 

CP - Dan Kitchener - Downtown CP - Dan Kitchener - Light Fish - Future Tokyo

 

IN AND OF LONDON TOWN…

By way of segue from the Orient to the Big Smoke:

CP - Dan Kitchener - Battle of Waterloo, Leake Street Tunnels - Chrome and Black CP - Dan Kitchener - Temple Street Hong Kong - Clerkenwell Design Week - Milliken - May 2016
Battle of Waterloo, Leake Street Tunnels
Temple Street Hong Kong – Clerkenwell Design Week

 

CP - Dan Kitchener - Liquid Lights, Tufnell Park
CP - Dan Kitchener - London Calling - for London Calling blog CP - Dan Kitchener - Jerome Street New Years Day 2016 - Org by Global Street Art
CP - Dan Kitchener - Camden Lock
CP - Dan Kitchener - London Rush

 

LONDON DARK (A SERIES)

CP - Dan Kitchener - The Vault - London Dark CP - Dan Kitchener - Chimney Sweeps - London Dark Series

 

CP - Dan Kitchener - London Dark Series CP - Dan Kitchener - The Dead Man's Arms - London Dark CP - Dan Kitchener - Archways - London Dark Series May 2015

 

VISIONS OF SOUND AND MORE…

CP - Dan Kitchener - Prodigy Tour Poster 2009 CP - Dan Kitchener - Ayia Napa Street Art Festival March 2016
CP - Dan Kitchener - Gravity CP - Dan Kitchener - Ministry of Sound Electronic 80s Concept Art

 

SOCIALLY MINDED WORK, ON AND OFF CANVAS

Something I wanted Carabas to be about is the social enterprise of brilliant creators, both within and without their chosen media – so I was particularly pleased to read of Dan’s fantastic charitable and awareness-raising work. Handily the images come with his own text so you can read for yourself! To read more charities you can find OVAid online here and the Brighton Festival here, and read about Aung San Suu Kyi on Wikipedia here…

CP - Dan Kitchener - Ovaid
CP - Dan Kitchener - Aung San Suu Kyi

 

FURTHER SPECULATIONS…

CP - Dan Kitchener - Hell Striders CP - Dan Kitchener - Battle Squid!

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