Showing in galleries across the world, he’s also played no small part in catalysing the street art character of the area around east London’s Old Truman Brewery due to his ongoing work with the site’s StolenSpace gallery.
From the end of this week, D*Face (real name Dean Stockton) will open his new solo show at the galllery, showing work from the last seven years.
It’s something of a bittersweet celebration, marking the gallery’s relocation and its adjoining artist studios’ imminent demolition.
Entitled New World Disorder, the exhibition will be showing a number of new works that ‘reflect upon times of chaos, disorder and loss, as informed by shifting circumstances in the social climate’, according to Stolenspace.
With a distinctly Lichtenstein – informed style, the works take on an unsettling, dystopian feel, with elements of the new pieces inspired by 2010 documentary film The Tillman Story, which tells the story of the cover-ups around the 2004 death of US Army Ranger Pat Tillman in the war in Afghanistan.
As well as print works, 3D pieces will be on show including modified WW2 helmets that aim to ‘reference our conspicuous consumption, where we desire more, but get less’, says the gallery.
Viewers will also get a snapshot into D*Face’s methods, with a street stencils, old prints and sketch books on show alongside video monitors showing the artist’s recent public art creations in cities such as in London, Los Angeles and Melbourne.
D*Face, New World Disorder, runs from 7 – 23 June at StolenSpace Gallery,The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1