By Dean Stockton
D*Face has been a number one determine in city paintings for good over a decade. a latest of Banksy, he's on the vanguard of the city paintings flow, and has had a continuing presence all through its meteoric upward push into renowned culture.This long-awaited monograph indicates the advance of his profession as an artist so far, encompassing his carrying on with highway paintings, and the trail that led him from the early beginnings of the road paintings style to a number of sell-out solo exhibitions worldwide. Containing formerly unseen photos of his operating methods and studio, in addition to firsthand anecdotes, and the tales at the back of his striking paintings, the publication presents an insider's view of 1 of Britain’s most crucial city artists. "D*Face is one in every of Britain's major ‘newbrow’ artists, and rattling if he isn't as sharp and shrewdpermanent - if now not relatively as surreptitious - as Banksy (and sharper and cleverer by means of part than Damien Hirst)." - Peter Frank, l. a. paintings Critic, 2011 Solo Exhibitions include:Going Nowhere quickly. Corey Helford Gallery. L.A. April ninth, 2011 your entire goals Belong to Us'. Jonathan Levine Gallery. NYC. September twelfth, 2009 D*Arm/RockFace. 24SF/Upper Playground. San Francisco. united states. may possibly, 2008
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