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Shai Dahan (born 1979) is an American contemporary painter and street artist who works with painting, drawing, illustrations and installations.
After moving to Sweden in 2010, Dahan began to create a new reinvention of the Swedish Dala Horse. Dahan began to paint the Swedish traditional Dala Horse as a realistic horse that carries the colors and patterns of the original wooden statuettes. Shortly after creating a few illegal Dala Horse wheatpastes around neighborhoods in Sweden, Dahan's paintings began to generate media attention. After his Dala Horses were published in the newspaper in the city of Borås as well as Gothenburg Posten in Gothenburg, Dahan began to get much attention for his Dala Horse painting and has been mostly recognized in Scandinavian countries for his technique of painting wild horses as the historic Dalahästs.
Shai Dahans solo Stockholm show 'Vice & Virtue' took place at The Scarlett Gallery in April 2012