David Schmidt aka ‘DS’ is a US national, UK-bred urban artist, striving to create visually attractive, mentally engaging art all wrapped up in rich colour and form.
The life of this stencil artist is one of contradiction. The act of spray-painting is immediate and chaotic; the stencil is created painstakingly with absolute precision. A suitable medium for an artist who’s own life is full of contradiction and who’s art continues this trend.
DS strives to create visually attractive, mentally engaging art all wrapped up in rich colour and form. His mission is to improve walls be it with hang able art in a gallery or home, or on the street while hiding in plain sight.
"The first stencils I painted on the streets were in East London in 2002, an area heavily bombarded by some of the now ‘greats’ of the street art world. The stencils were crude black and white robots, but the art medium struck a note with me as a teenager’" - DS