n the studio and upstairs area older works will be shown for the very first time, including street stencils, old prints and sketch books. Video monitors will display recent stunts/installations created by D*Face from around the world, such as in London, Los Angeles and Melbourne, along with a series of new paintings and sculptures.
D*Face explains the ideas behind his work; “My work reflects our popular culture encompassing the American dream and the ideal of good triumphing over evil, no longer relevant in today’s society where the ‘invade now and ask questions later’ philosophy isn’t tolerated or indeed wanted. Colliding cultures are no longer receptive to the American way, the Superhero’s triumph of good over evil as portrayed through the political circus is now decoded through the eyes of differentcultures,weary and wary of the sub-plot played in today’s political climate where warequals brand invasion”.
In September D*Face will be releasing his inaugural retrospective book, One Man and His Dog,through Lawrence King Publishing.
D*Face is one of Britain’s leading “newbrow” artists, and damn if he isn’t as sharpand clever – if not quite as surreptitious – as Banksy (and sharper andcleverer by half than Damien Hirst.) – Peter Frank.