D*Face

D*Face is one of the most prolific contemporary urban artists of his generation. Working with a variety of mediums and techniques, he uses a family of dysfunctional characters to satirise and hold to ransom all that falls into their grasp - a welcome jolt of subversion in today's media-saturated environment.  Influences include Shepard Fairey's "Obey Giant" art campaign, Jim Philips, hip hop, punk music, and popular animated cartoons. His work regularly sells at Christies, Sotherbys and Bonhams auction houses and yet he still continues to put his work illegally into the public domain, and as such has extensively traveled the world showing and disseminating his artwork. His aim is to encourage people to not just ‘see’, but to look at what surrounds them and their lives, reflecting on popular culture, re-thinking and re-working cultural figures and genres to comment on the contemporary ethos of conspicuous consumptions. He describes his work as “a Pandora’s box of bittersweet delights -- sweet and sugary on the surface, but with an unfamiliar, uncomfortable taste beneath”.