Born in The Netherlands, Ard Doko has become a prolific artist within urban art. Taking the international street art scene by storm since the age of 19, self-taught artist Doko has shown alongside world-renown artists in community projects, galleries, and art fairs. His artworks have a unique aesthetic, unveiling societal chaos and beauty, crystalizing taboos in a sublime form.
From brick walls to canvas, Ard Doko walks us through his experiences through multi-layered compositions addressing cultural and identity issues. His work is a manifesto to anyone daring to look that the world is not as black and white as it proclaims to be. It is all about seeing the world differently, through the gaze of the artist himself, who uses eyes as an iconic trademark. The eyes remain a distinct feature in his work - a constant in the midst of chaos - reminding us the world is always seen through our perception. The eyes are a quintessential art form guiding us through the mist, operating as a reflection of the world intrinsically and a projection of the self into the world. Drawing the reality of the subject, they reveal their own truth, even if that truth is subject to eternal silence.