The Sydney born Painter Daniel O’Toole also known as ‘ears’ works both on the streets and in the studio with a loose abstracted portrait style that plays with lyrical line work and bold colours.
Often Whimsical his male faces appear to be lost in thought and overwhelmed by the world in general. Described as an exploration into morbid self portraits with an observational undertone, Daniel’s work hints at an understanding of realism whilst playing with a more graphic and illustrative approach to painting.
Having studied at National Art School Daniel has pushed in an anti-institutional direction building a body of work that combines his learnings of a street art background with an undercurrent of traditionalism, and demonstrates an ability to balance his influences in a focussed effort.
‘The work is inspired and driven by music, life and the city.
See Ear’s painting in the Sweet Streets Award Exhibition: 8-24th October, 1000 Pound Bend