Original Medium: Graphic Design
Location of box art: 15th & K Streets
Born and raised in San Francisco, Dante lived throughout the Bay Area and has made Sacramento his home since 2005. His studio is located in Midtown Sacramento where he runs his independent freelance business “Declare Design” specializing in branding and marketing communications. Dante’s background in graphic design heavily influences the content and look of his artwork which is done with spraypaint and hand cut stencils for the images. His paintings are a mashup of graffiti, street art, and graphic design.
Creating art and design is how I declare my passion to the world. When painting, I use bright and vivid colors, building up juxtaposition of shape and dimension with the goal of conveying raw emotion. Images are layered over abstract elements to create dynamic compositions that explore balance, form and contrast.
The pursuit of the “perfect” piece has led me on a life long journey, defined by 3 dots at the end of my signature, which means – “to be continued”. The quest to achieve greatness continues after each piece, knowing that perfection is an impossible feat, I continue to strive to create a collection of works that will leave a legacy for generations to come.