This framed limited edition print by DOES titled 'First Day of Spring' is a hand embellished Giclée on 270 gsm Hahnemüle paper. It has been signed and numbered in pencil, with hand embellishments that include spray paint, silver leaf and acrylic. Edition size of only 50. Comes with COA.
Framed Size: 475 x 475mm.
Joos van Barneveld, better known as DOES, was born in Veghel, The Netherlands, in 1982. His prime passion was soccer and he trained and played as a professional player for soccer club Fortuna Sittard from the age of 9. In 1997 he discovered graffiti, a passion that coerced him into a double life. For more than a decade he was forced to combine the daily needs of a professional athlete with the night-time secrets of a graffiti writer.In 2010 a knee injury forced him to give up his career as a soccer player and rethink his future.
While many recognize him as an ultra-talented draftsman and an amazing colourist, DOES is today moving the boundaries of his own artistic research in new conceptual directions, looking at graffiti as an archive from which he can physically pull out samples that embody his own roots. He drills or peels off walls covered with spray paint to include these artefacts into sculptures made of plaster. He develops a kind of contemporary archeology of urban spaces, keeping a trace of the geographical coordinates of these walls, readapting the tools of a science that normally deals with past times to underline his own story and the impact of graffiti culture on our society.