Darius Airo, 22.

Darius Airo, 22.

Darius Airo was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois where he currently lives, works and is a student at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

 

Airo’s work is observational. As an individual who digests the environment that surrounds him visually, Airo employs a nuanced drawing language that is derived from cartoon imagery, commercial imagery, and the vastness of art history that responds to its setting in a way similar to his own. Arshille Gorky, Franz West, Philip Guston and Eddie Martinez resonate strongly with Airo; in the midst of digesting his space, he is constantly negotiating the image world and maintaining a fluid discourse with urban life and contemporary painting.