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Dario Mohr is an American Fine Artist, Painter, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Fashion Designer, and Curator and founder of AnkhLave Mind Media. Born by a Grenadian mother with roots to West Africa and Italian Father. His mother was a single parent who surrounded herself with people from other cultural affiliations. Having emigrated to this country, by herself; she identified with being a foreigner. She honored her caribbean roots as well as others cultural affiliations and taught Dario to not only be open minded but to embrace cultures.
He moved a lot with his mother to cities including Manhattan, San Francisco, Queens and Buffalo to name a few. Having moved so often he became aware of styles and trends and with an oppositional attitude toward the norms. It was second nature for him to reject affiliations and was touted as rebellious and in many ways his own person by teachers and others around him. This lead to a degree of isolation growing up though he maintained a constant through his original cartoon and super hero drawings amounting to over 4,000 original character designs with fleshed out storylines which have been published and exhibited. His illustration later lead to extensive explorations into fine art and painting.
Receiving a degree in Philosophy and Fine Art with concentration in Painting, Dario embarked on a creative journey to develop an ideological platform for his creative voice. Having seen so many parallels in history of religion, as well as linguistically, and culturally, Dario sought to demystify ambiguity he felt in the history of culture and to tie them to the foundation of African culture.
Dario’s art has become more mystical in nature incorporating sacred geometry including the platonic solids, the flower of life and fractals taking explorations into the lineage of religions and eastern philosophy’s roots in Africa. He has an intense interest in understanding the origins of culture, religious icons and symbolism rooted to the original people of Africa.
Dario has showcased consistently throughout his undergraduate degree and afterwards having showcased over 25 one man shows, 10 festivals and over 85 group shows internationally and his work has been featured in many publications. As a renaissance man constantly compelled by newness, he found himself in graphic design and digital art and formed Apophenic Graphics having created logos for record labels, musicians and small businesses. He soon after became a designer of 2 lines intending to bring Fine Art to the forefront of Fashion under the Aliases Daft Minerva Fine Art Fashion and BuddhaHood Threads. Both of which have graced New York Fashion Week and have been featured in numerous publications including Lucky Mag, AfroPunk, I-Fashion Magazine, etc.
Dario later used these various creative domains to integrate them into his most comprehensive work; his original AfroFuture Anthology Comic showcasing his original Photography of his curated models wearing his fashion lines (Daft Minerva and BuddhaHood) with his digital altering and collage, and original storyline. The comic is encompasses many of Dario's creative domains in Comic form; the domain his creativity was founded in.
Dario uses his diverse trades to organize events for awareness raising within his demographic of African Diaspora curating the Annual AnkhLave Juried Art Show, the Bi Annual HarLove New York Fashion Week Show, Unsung Heros Award Ceremony, etc. AnkhLave also curates quarterly AnkhLave Magazines, annual Panel Discussions at John Jay University and a variety of workshops and artist development opportunities for people of African Disapora. Dario intends to bring fine art to the forefront of all of these creative domains in light of potentiality and unity consciousness from his artistic vantage point, and beyond with his AnkhLave.
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