Dash Snowby Mario Zoots
ABOUT THE ART
Snow ran away from home and began living on the streets at 13 or 14, and began taking photographs, he said, as a record of places he might not remember the next day.
He was included in the 2006 Wall Street Journal article titled "The 23-Year Old Masters", which selected ten top emerging US artists including Rosson Crow, Ryan Trecartin, Zane Lewis, Barney Kulok, Jordan Wolfson, Rashawn Griffin and Keegan McHargue.
The artist's photographic work is in a thematically similar mode to photographers Nan Goldin, Larry Clark, Ryan McGinley and Richard Billingham, often depicting scenes of a candid or illicit nature. Instances of sex, drug taking, violence and art-world pretentiousness are documented with disarming frankness and honesty, offering insight into the decadent lifestyle associated with young New York City artists and their social circles.
Some of Snow's recent collage-based work was characterized by the controversial practice of using his own semen as a material applied to or splashed across newspaper photographs of police officers and other authority figures. His works have been acquired by influential collectors such as Charles Saatchi, Anita Zabludowicz, Dakis Joannou, The Whitney Museum of American Art and the Brooklyn Museum.
He also wrote graffiti as part of the Irak Crew using the name "Sacer".
In 2007 he was the centerpiece for the Barr music video "The B Side Is Silent"
Snow exhibited in galleries and museums such as The Royal Academy in London, the Whitney Museum of American Art's 2006 Biennial, "God spoiled a perfect asshole when he put teeth in yer mouth", Peres Projects, Contemporary Fine Arts, Deitch Projects, Saatchi Gallery, "Babylon" at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, and Bergen Kunsthall in Norway. He is represented by Peres Projects in Berlin and Los Angeles, and Contemporary Fine Arts in Berlin.
Dash Snow (July 27, 1981 - July 13, 2009)