Having exhibited extensively on a global scale, contemporary British artist Dave White is a name that rings bells in both realms of art and pop culture. Bright watercolors and rich oil impasto are used in his dynamic renditions of animals, often depicted threatened or fragile as a result of the urban development changes occurring around them. As for commercial work, White have collaborated with the likes of JAY Z and Carmelo Anthony on designs for Coca-Cola, Nike and Jordan Brand, linking the disparate worlds of fine art, street culture and advertising in his unique visual repertoires. For his Essentials, White lets us in on a slew of goods that reflect his dynamic lifestyle. High Life Pomade and Le Labo Bergamot Cologne are his grooming fundamentals, while accessories from Louis Vuitton, Supreme and Ralph Lauren show his taste for quality design. The London-based artist also keeps his leather-covered sketchbook close for when ideas spring to mind during travel. The well-equipped essentials is rounded out with White’s ring collection, which comprises of a handcrafted wedding ring alongside other beatnik pieces. Enjoy his Essentials above and head to his webpage for more on the artist.
- Benoit Florencon/HYPEBEAST
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