Dan Wenn is a street artist and graphic designer specialising in photorealism and traditional graffiti art. Born and bred in Melbourne, Dan developed an early obsession with street art after seeing the graffiti on train carriages and side tracks when catching the train with his mother. This led to Dan picking up a spray can and painting his favourite characters at the tender age of nine.
Painting ever since, Dan’s work is vibrant, playful and distinctly Melbourne. Recently Dan hit the headlines recently for painting a mural of Brownlow Medal winner Dustin Martin in Richmond, and for creating an homage to Melbourne street art with the ‘Graffiti Loft’ – a Melbourne hotel room featuring tagged furniture and graffitied bed linen.
In 2017, Dan participated in the Horsham ‘Art Is’ Festival, where we worked with a group of local children and teens, teaching them to paint and working together to design and paint a mural capturing the spirit of Horsham. Earlier this year, Dan also participated in Sydney’s Inner West Council ‘Perfect Match’ program where he painted a 40 metre mural on the side of a building in Marrickville.
Dan has been involved in a number of graffiti group shows in Melbourne over the last fifteen years, and last year had a collaborative show with artist Ben Goade at Marfa Gallery in Collingwood.
Dan’s artwork has been featured in Vogue Living, ‘Inside Melbourne Street Art’ published by Thames and Hudson, QANTAS magazine, Melbourne Street Art and Beyond published by insert name, Clouded Thoughts magazine, and Mike Makatron’s homage to street art published by insert name. Dan work has also featured in a number of architectural projects that have won Melbourne Design Awards and Driven By Design Awards.