Ice describes him as ‘the best graffiti artist in Argentina’. And when you see the incredible artworks by Dame it’s easy to understand why so many of his peers hold him in such high regard.
The name Dame (pronounced: dah-may in Spanish) is short for Damián and he’s no shrinking violet as the name in English might suggest. Dame comes from Merlo, a working class neighbourhood in the Province of Buenos Aires. He started to draw at the age of eight before spending his teenage years skateboarding and spraying walls.
Dame insists his wild days are now behind him and he’s more responsible. “I had some problems with the police and after that I didn’t want any more trouble. Now I have a bit more consideration for the zone where I live and I focus more on painting murals.”