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.
As far back as I can remember, my love for art was big enough to tame my hyperactive mind, with laser-like focus on a paper, creating a world of minute detailed figures. Consequently a move into a medium using the tool suited to a surgeon seemed a natural fit.
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.
Inspired and bitten by the street art bug, it wasn't long before I finished my art education and started to focus on stencil art.
Perspective and the use of contrasting imagery in art, a juxtaposition of old and new has always interested me; a big reason why a family of dysfunctional angels and cherubs began to evolve over the last 6 years within my art, alongside my art grenades or other strange series.
A full time artist and designer, I have been commissioned by multinational companies, sold art in Harrods, painted MG Motors first official art car to name a few... I feel like I'm only getting started though.