Fin DAC (Finbarr Notte) His passion for art began at a young age, just before he left Ireland to settle in London, where he spent most of his life. Over the years, he has developed a unique style he calls "urban aesthetics". At age 45, he decided to quit his job as a designer in digital advertising agencies and focus on street art. A few years later Fin DAC became one of the world famous street artists who was commissioned to paint huge murals in: Berlin, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Paris, Milan, Sydney, Los Angeles and more.
Fin DAC became famous mainly for Asian and Eurasian female portraits in stencil-based ethnic clothing, wearing a mysterious transparent mask with bright spots of color on their eyes. His works are defiant, the look is powerful and goes straight inside. His works do not seem to have a political message and they focus only on beauty and aesthetics.
When Fin DAC resigned his permanent job with the aim of specializing in street art, his main fear was not the chance to experience failure as he would fall from a great height. Happily, despite the difficulty he experienced, the artist's fear of heights did not prevent him from climbing buildings over time and he learned to control fear. He still describes his knees rattling when it comes to high altitude at the edge of a building. "Once you overcome the fear of height and the huge scale, it's actually much easier to paint large murals than small ones."
Fin DAC engaged in technical drawing in engineering projects before becoming a digital designer, over the years, it was clear to him that he needed to dedicate himself to art, but his confidence and self-image were greatly influenced by the inner narrative he told himself "I did not believe in my ability, I did not believe my work stood alone "Only art can allow me financial well-being. Today I know that what I talked to myself when I was younger was due to the artistic fear and I let it paralyze me. I told myself I was not good enough, but fortunately reality proved otherwise."
Fin DAC's revenue from the sale of his works on buildings or galleries, helps fund his public art which is usually self-funded. The sales in the galleries fund the planes, trains, hotels, raw materials and scaffolding. "I do not paint on walls for someone to buy my work. I do street art to beautify the urban landscape."