Kader Defali is the founder of Shanghai Sketch Group and freelance artist at Echo Design Garden.

After his Live Art Workshops at DAFF Spring, he’s back with something a little bit larger than life so be sure to look where you’re walking (hint hint!).

Take a look at what the #CREATEMORE campaign keywords have inspired in Kader.

In the Artists own words…

“I’m a self-taught artist who loves to experiment with different kinds of art from digital to traditional media, including pencil, charcoal, acrylic painting, watercolor and comics. I’ve also been fortunate enough to receive some training at Ubisoft Campus (a video game company) in Casablanca and to see my works exhibited both in my home country and abroad.

My prefered style is dark fantasy and surrealism. Although I can emulate many other styles as well. I enjoy probing the inner depths of the human mind and exteriorizing the darkness that many people keep hidden even from themselves. The Japanese artist Takato Yamamoto , the Danish artist Zdzisław Beksiński, and the Spanish artist Salvador Dali are some of my biggest influences.

My goal is to get to help connect artists all over the world so that we can cooperate and learn from each other. Here in Shanghai I’m the founder and organizer of the Shanghai Sketch Group. We organize social events, workshops, and figure drawing sessions with new themes every week. I also run art workshops at Sip ’n’ Paint studio and other art centers in Shanghai: How to draw human figure, Instructed Life Drawing, Watercolor Abstract Portraiture and Still Life with Acrylic.”

DAFF Spring 2014 Workshop with Kader Defali

DAFF Spring 2014 Workshop with Kader Defali