“The work isn’t so much a ‘melting pot’ of culture as a food blender, set on max and left until the motor burns out.”
Banksy, Revolucion de Papel, December 2004
It’s not often that we hear from Banksy. But the above quote, taken from Bast’s Revolucion de Papel exemplifies the influence Bast has on his contemporaries. One of the most respected street artists of his generation, he draws upon influences from B-Boy, street and popular culture producing a style that is uniquely ‘Bast’.
Effortlessly transcending the street to gallery world Bast has enjoyed success on an international scale, exhibiting work to audiences from Japan to Berlin. The artist recently rekindled his long standing association with collective Faile with the magnificent ‘Faile Bast Deluxx Fluxx Arcade’ exhibition at Lazirides London and the Perry Rubenstein Gallery in New York City.