Dan Pearce is a full time mixed media artist based in a South East London. He studied art at his local college on Merseyside which led to a (BA)Hons in Jewellery Design. Post Uni he returned to his original birth place of Australia and setup home in Sydney for the next seven years. It was here he honed his creative skills and fell in love with urban art. He set about mixing modern day influences of Dface, Shepard Fairey with his older art college influences of Warhol and Lichtenstein to carve out his own style, a unique explosion of energy and colour.
Moving to the present day and Dan is rapidly becoming one of the UK’s most talked about and collectible artists. Dan’s unique ‘mixed media’ art combines graffiti, traditional painting, collage and textured resin, often incorporating smashed glass and other objects to create pieces that can be appreciated from afar and take on a whole new meaning when seen up close. His specially commissioned portrait of Anthony Joshua hangs above the boxing ring at the heavyweight champion’s training camp. His artwork is also collected by the likes of Rag’n’Bone Man, 50Cent and a host of Premiership footballers.
Outside of his gallery work, Dan has been involved in raising money for many UK charities through the sale of his artwork. In 2018 one of Dan’s endangered wildlife originals raised £5500 for The Peter Jones Foundation, he donates artwork to the annual Acton homeless charity auction and his artwork has also also raised money for a variety of wildlife conservation charities including a recent commission he painted to raise funds for the Australian bush fires.
Dan is married with two sons. His studio is local which allows him to juggle his busy life of full time self published artist and a hands-on Dad. Dan has been exhibiting his artwork since 2013 throughout the UK as well as internationally.
2019 has seen an exciting new direction in subject matter, which explores the fragile nature of the world’s ecosystem, and the damaging impact mankind is having on our irreplaceable wildlife.
“I’ve always enjoyed painting iconic portraits but for 2019 I wanted to set myself a new challenge. I am a huge wildlife fan and was really influenced by the environmental message of Blue Planet II which inspired me to create a new wildlife series, titled ‘Endangered Spaces’. I wanted to focus on the beauty of these animals whilst raising awareness for the Endangered Species.”
INTERVIEW WITH DAN (2016)
“For me, art is fun. I only have one objective, to try and engage the audience for a reaction, good or bad.
I love what I do, you can never take it too seriously, it’s not life or death.
At the end of the day, it’s just fun.”