Dunce is an emerging artist from the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, Canada. His background is in street art and his latest works have combined spray paint, stencils and wheat paste with more traditional fine art practices. The result is a unique style that brings street art and fine art into one.
Dunce’s focus has been on creating one of a kind fine art pieces that tell stories within the individual pieces and the series as a whole. He likes to poke fun while hiding deeper meanings with his pieces that explore cultural topics, history and social commentary. He wants to inspire those who see his work to look more carefully at the world around them, to slow down, ask questions and discover beauty where they might usually look away.
The name ‘Dunce’ was a graffiti tag born in 2010, after I created a Banksy inspired five foot tall stencil for a student art show based on an old image of a student wearing a dunce cap. I should add, this was a controversy at my high school and it was quickly removed from the show! Dunce became a creative outlet to poke fun and have a voice. The name eventually just stuck.