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Daiv  (b.1998~)

KOR | ENG | CHN

Shanghai-based artist DAIV specializes in contemporary art delving into the realm of mainstream pop culture and street-style graffiti—presenting unique takes with his illustrations, animations, and sculptures to the public. Rooted in his experiences as a Chinese national, DAIV recreates the various social phenomena of his mainland upbringing and creatively reinterprets these moments into art. He processes relationships with deeper connections and emotions and as such explores human nature in his own language. Through contrasting colors and colorful fantasy, he blends emotions into reality and integrates the essence of our interactions in his works.

Rapid (2024)

 

Acrylic on canvas

66 x 118cm

Through our understanding of relativity, we understand that at sufficient speeds we can slow down or turn back time. Through this series, I rev the racing car to full throttle—hurtling back through time to a more precious period of our youth and childhood.

Speedy (2024)

 

Acrylic on canvas

66 x 118cm

We want time to either pass by quickly or slowly. For those who wish to escape their realities and predicaments by forwarding time, hop into my car and we can ride through to another time and space.

Beyond Speed (2024)

Acrylic on canvas

80 x 100cm 2024

Beyond speed lies a sense of grounded comfort. Perhaps in your childhood, you received a memorable gift from someone. These paintings harken back to those joyous afternoons spent with our gifts.

Not Toy (2024)

 

Acrylic on canvas

80 x 100cm

You speed across time, back into your child. This racing car becomes a toy car, and Daiv crawls out of the car. Observing all this, you are a mere 1.2 meters-tall sitting in front of the television. Though enraptured by the animation on the screen, you forget the contents of the show. But that’s okay, because Daiv recorded those moments in hopes to explore those precious moments of yours.

友谊 (2024)

 

Acrylic on canvas

66 x 118cm

One afternoon in your childhood, you friend gave you a gift as a token of friendship.

岂曰无衣 与子同袍 (2024)

 

Acrylic on canvas

66 x 118cm

岂曰无衣,与子同袍. This phrase from the Chinese “Book of Songs” represents unity and solidarity in friendship. It is an interpretation of the word “friend”, and an expression of innocence behind such sentiments.

Roll Up (2024)

 

Acrylic on canvas

118 x 236cm

This is the final installment of the series. Your friend turns out to be Mickey Mouse who lights your car on fire and escapes. You flee the scene in disbelief as spectators around you roar and wave their flags. Your friendship, like smoke, goes up in flames.

Solo Exhibitions

2020  《SCENES IN MY HEAD》,Superellipse. gallery, Seoul
2021   《rich blue》,Newedge Art Space, Shanghai China

Group Exhibitions

2024  PopStar Art Exhibition, Street Star Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand 2024  Young Artist Exhibition, Rongbao Zhai Building, Beijing, China 2023  Guangzhou Illustration, Guangzhou Convention and Exhibition Center, Guangzhou, China 2023  K-Auction Fall October Auction, K-Auction, Seoul, South Korea 2023  Urban Break, COEX, Seoul, South Korea 2023  Shanghai Urban Art Fair, Samei Building, Shanghai, China 2023  Defining the Present and Future, GALLERIA Art Space, Shanghai, China 2023  OXO, Roy Gallery, Seoul, South Korea 2023  TWO VOICES ONE VISION, Artfield Gallery, Seoul, South Korea 2023  INTO THE UNKNOWN, YK Presents Gallery, Seoul, South Korea 2022  AMOY Pop Art Festival, Xiamentogwang Art Museum, Xiamen, China 2022  WAVE ART FESTIVAL, Hangzhou Boyong Art Center, Hangzhou, China 2022  Mars Pop Art Festival, Wuhan International Exhibition and Convention Center, Wuhan, China 2022  ASHES OF TIME, acx Xinghai Art Center, Dalian, China 2022  FUTURE*SCENE, 798 Art District, Beijing, China 2022  Touching·Feeling, k11, Shanghai, China 2022  Colour My Life, Miramar Shopping Centre, Hong Kong 2022  in-between, Nanchang Contemporary Art Museum, Nanchang, China 2022  Empathy, Beijing Song Art Museum, Beijing, China 2022  The 1st Annual METAVERSE Art @ VENICE, Venice Arsenale, Venice, Italy 2022  WAVELENGTH: Dimensional Horizon, Chengdu Era Art Museum, Chengdu, China 2022  YES! ART FESTIVAL, Hangzhou Canal Culture and Art Center, Hangzhou, China 2021  WAVELENGTH: Dimensional Horizon, Hunan Exhibition Center, Changsha, China 2021  WWART, Taiyanggong, Shanghai, China 2021  ART SHENZHEN 2021, Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center, Shenzhen, China 2021  GUYU Art Show, Shu Xin Tang · Sheng Art Space, Shenzhen, China 2021  Next Dimension, Susu Lake, Yangzhou, China 2021  Strawberry Music Festival, Changsha International Exhibition and Convention Center, Changsha, China 2021  COOL SHOP 2021, SM Phase 2, Xiamen, China 2021  RED EYE ART FESTIVAL, Chongqing Innovation Land, Chongqing, China 2020  Innersect, Shanghai International Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China 2020  Yeonsu-gu COVID-19 Themed Art Exhibition, 107 Winter-dong Art Center Boulevard, Incheon, South Korea 2020  "CHAOS!" ART EXHIBITION, Yicang Art Museum, Shanghai, China 2019  SINGULARITY PLAN FESTIVAL, Zhujiang Party Pier Beer Culture & Art Zone, Guangzhou, China 2019  RED EYE ART FESTIVAL, Chongqing Erchang Cultural and Creative Park, Chongqing, China 2019  SINGULARITY PLAN FESTIVAL, Chengdu Air Body, Chengdu, China

City

time of sunrise(2024), printing, 90x70cm

Happy Home 2023, printing, 100 x 80cm

Mini Car

Rapid, 2024, Acrylic on canvas, 66 x 118cm

Not Toy, 2024, Acrylic on canvas, 80 x 100cm

Speedy, 2024, Acrylic on canvas, 66 x 118cm

友谊, 2024, Acrylic on canvas, 66 x 118cm

速度之外, 2024, Acrylic on canvas, 80 x 100cm 

岂曰无衣 与子同袍 , 2024, Acrylic on canvas, 66 x 118cm

Roll Up, 2024, Acrylic on canvas, 118 x 236cm

Rich Blue

FNR, 2024, Acrylic on canvas, 90x90cm.jpg

FNR, 2024, Acrylic on canvas, 70x70cm

fruit first, 2024, Acrylic on canvas, 90x90cm.jpg

Fruit First, 2024, Acrylic on canvas, 70x70cm

Plabit, 2024, Acrylic on canvas, 90x90cm.jpg

Plabit, 2024, Acrylic on canvas, 70x70cm

only u, 2024, Acrylic on canvas, 90x90cm.jpg

Only U, 2024, Acrylic on canvas, 70x70cm

Family, 2024, Acrylic on canvas, 90x90cm.jpg

Family, 2024, Acrylic on canvas, 70x70cm

Fruit Rights, 2024, Acrylic on canvas, 90x90cm.jpg

Fruit Rights, 2024, Acrylic on canvas, 70x70cm

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