We speak to DadosPuntoCero, the talented urban artist from León, Spain, who has made a strong impact in the street art world with his vivid murals. The excessive use of packaging, plastics and the pollution of seas and oceans, have been part of his latest effors to alert humanity. Through his thought-provoking works, he hopes to encourage his audience to leave things better than what we found them.
-What would you like to drink? Coffee, Tea, Beer, Soda or something else?
A coffee please.
-Introduce yourself to us – as if we had no idea who you were!
I am from Leon, Spain, I am 37 years old and I have been painting on the street for 21 years. I started doing graffiti and my evolution and the desire to improve led me to the point of making a living from muralism.
– Where does your (tag) Artist name come from?
my tag arises from the union of the first 2 letters of my name and my favorite number. DA2 in Spanish sounds like dice After that evolution that I mentioned before, DA2.0 arrived the new version, haha
-How do you define yourself and why? Artist? Street artist? Something else?
I do not consider myself an artist, for that you have to study and have the title, I paint and I am lucky to be able to live by doing what I like the most.
– How did it all start for you, and what is it nowadays?
It all started one night, fast and running, adrenaline and passion turned that night into a way of life.
-What is the first thing you do when you get up in the morning?
To wake up my daughter with a kiss
-Street art is mostly a visually stimulating form of art. To add one more sense to it, what music would you pick to accompany your art work?
I wouldn’t know how to decide, I like many musical genres, depending perhaps on the day, reggae, rock, flamenco …
-In all forms of art, inspiration is crucial. What inspires you and how does that end up in your art?
Inspiration is very frustrating, when it does not arrive, but at the same time it is very gratifying because it appears without warning, takes hold of you and takes you down unimaginable paths. I do not have keys to find inspiration, in fact I think that is the magic of inspiration, it is free and independent.
-What is the hardest part while working on a piece of art?
To Know what to do.
-Do you have any artist(s) you admire? Can you pinpoint what it is that makes them so special for you?
DOES – I see personality and magic in his works.
-Which cities are the most inspiring for you as an artist?
None really – i get inspired where there is no city.
-What other passions do you have apart from art?
I love spending time with my family, if it is in nature, better, I adore the mountains.
-Do you have a special project that you hope to achieve some day?
My next one!
-Tell us a bit more about your art; does it include symbolisms, messages or repeated patterns? How has it evolved?
I like to send messages in my painting, in the last season I have painted several murals denouncing the excessive use of packaging, the deception we suffer about recycling in which ECONOMIC objectives prevail instead of ECOLOGICAL
– How long time does your art work, on walls, usually survive for?
I have walls that have lasted more than 20 years and some that did not survive more than 1 week.
-What do you think, people feel or think of, when they see one of your works on the street?
As a general rule they are surprised, on some occasion they have told me: but, this is very rare, I did not expect something like that but I like it! When everything is understood it has another meaning.
-What are your creative plans for the future?
I would love to paint collaborations with my daughter!
-Is there a little wish you have that not many people know about?
Yes, and it will continue to be so hahaha.
-Is there a specific thought or message you would like to pass to our audience out there?
Try to leave everything in a better condition than it was when you found it.
Thank you! It’s been great to get to know more about you and your inspiring works.
‘’I Support Street Art’’ team.
Artist Links: DA2.0