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Dface Biography

D*Face is a London-based sculptor and stencil artist, who uses the city as his own personal gallery sticking, pasting and drawing on any wall or space available. Known for his subversive images, which utilize a family of dysfunctional characters whose roles are to shock as well as entertain, his work challenges orthodox thinking. D*Face engages with the public context in which he works; his characters are sophisticated vehicles through which the viewer is forced to question their own relationship with their surroundings. D*Face demands that the viewer not only sees but that they look at their environment.

He credits his passion for the urban canvas to Henry Chalfant’s coverage of New York subway graffiti in the books Spraycan Art and Subway Art. Later as a teenager skateboarding, and the street culture which accommodates it, was a large influence, in particular Thrasher magazine’s coverage of skateboard deck graphics which informed his interest in stickers and the DIY mentality associated with skate and punk fanzines. Whilst honing his street work he attended an illustration and design course and worked as a freelance illustrator/designer.

An associate of Banksy, he has shown works at the world famous Santa’s Ghetto and recently had his own solo exhibition at the Stolen Space gallery in East London.

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