Born in 1984 in Sydney Australia, Daniel O’Toole (aka ‘ears’) has a background in graffiti and interest in fine art. Daniel “served time” at the National Art School in Sydney and has been exhibiting regularly since 2006.
O’Toole is known for his loose and energetic portrait style that plays with the abstract and hints at realism. With influences like Francis Bacon and Brett Whitely he remains diligently focused on the face and as his core subject.
“Painting on a large scale for the most part Daniel uses acrylics shellac and spray paint. The work originates from a technique learned at art school called continuous cross contour line drawing (in street art terms, a one liner). The idea is to loosen up and find your unique mark, and Daniel seems to have discovered an intensely lyrical and feminine mark that sets him apart.”
To see more of O’Toole’s work, visit EarsToTheGroud.net.