Wunderkammern Milano, via Nerino 2, Milan
Curated by Giuseppe Pizzuto
Critical essay by Silvano Manganaro
From 12th April to 13th May 2023
Wunderkammern is pleased to present the first solo exhibition of the Londoner artist D*Face, entitled Silver Screen Eye-Cons, at its Milan venue in Via Nerino 2.
Silver Screen Eye-Cons is the title of the new exhibition proposed by the Wunderkammern gallery in Milan by the Londoner artist know in art as D*Face. The show is curated by Giuseppe Pizzuto with critical text by Silvano Manganaro, lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts of L’Aquila. There are many different works on display in this exhibition, in which you can see works depicting the iconic D*Dog, character inspired by the cartoons Peanuts, as well as his famous Digital Drawings, works in which the artist combines pencil drawing and digital screens, the HPM (Hand Painted Multiples) that blend hand painting and screen printing, and a unique and exclusive homage to Italian cinema created through interventions on posters of famous films of our cinematography. D*Face, one of the most important exponents of Urban Art on the British and international scene, was born and raised in London, where he has achieved great public and critical success since his first exhibition in 2005. Since adolescence he has cultivated his interest in graffiti, hip hop music, punk aesthetics and especially skate culture, thanks to the pages of the American magazine Thrasher and to the provocative graphics of artists such as Jim Phillips and Vernon Courtlandt Johnson, which led him to pursue graphic design and illustration. His passion soon became a profession and he started working as a freelance illustrator and designer. At the same time, he began to create his first important works in urban spaces with a variety of techniques and media such as spray paint, stickers, posters and stencils. His works – in which he harmonises art, design and graffiti – make him one of the forerunners of Street Art as we know it today. His murals can be seen all over the world: from Paris to Madrid, from Brooklyn to Stockholm, from Mexico City to Taipei. D*Face’s subversive pop style and his iconic character D*Dog have become an essential element of Urban Art. “aPOPcalyptic” is how the artist has often described his work, strongly inspired by 1980s American Pop. His vision is in fact rich in irony and criticism of the contemporary world governed by materialism and consumerism. His collaborations are numerous, including those with the artists Banksy and Shepard Fairey (Obey), the musical group Blink-182 and the Triumph Motorcycles brand.
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