Arts & Culture

Fin DAC: ‘I had to overcome a fear of heights to move forward’

The renowned London-based street artist Fin DAC says he jumped off the tallest building in the southern hemisphere and took part in a skydive to overcome a fear of heights, to further his career.

His murals can be found around the world, some of them on the side of huge tower blocks.

Speaking to London Live’s Anthony Baxter, he said “when I first started painting walls it wasn’t a case of painting big walls, but over time they got bigger and bigger and the heights got higher and higher.

“I kind of realised that if I wasn’t going to overcome that fear of heights it would limit my options, and it would also limit the kind of attention you get because whether you like it or not a badly painted big wall gets more attention than a really well painted small wall.

“It was important for me to be on that scale and on that level.”

Fin DAC’s first UK solo exhibition, ‘AFTERGLOW/UNDERTOW will see him recreate some of his best known murals for a gallery space. The paintings at Gallery Different in Fitzrovia will sit alongside new creations, and his first sculpture.

The exhibition runs from the 23 – 30 October 2021.

Tanya Francis 22nd October 2021

TagArts & Culture, LocationWestminster