Born in Essex, UK in 1974, Dan Kitchener (also known as DANK) always knew he wanted to be an artist. As a child, he filled the pages of sketchbook after sketchbook. It’s in those early days that Kitchener first absorbed what would become career spanning influences on his work: Japanese cartoons, black and white Samurai films, Godzilla and monster movies, Manga, and typography. Kitchener’s otherworldly, cinematic style today stems from those early influences and techniques he
Here's my epic new mural for Upfest in Bristol 2022 - I wanted to paint a Akihabara Tokyo street scene - something that focuses on the wide variety of amazing colourful signs and posters all over the streets ! I love the chaos of Tokyo and wanted to show this i this mural - painted over 2.5 days, all freehand, even for me this was a speedy paint!