Downtown Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery (CHG) is honoured to host the long-awaited next U.S. solo exhibition from world-renowned London-based multimedia artist D*Face, entitled Painting Over the Cracks. Opening Saturday, August 6th from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, the show will be on display in the Main Gallery and Gallery 2 through September 10th.
Instantly recognized as one of the UK’s most prolific Urban Contemporary artists, D*Face (Dean Stockton) has occupied the forefront of his practice since his first sell-out show in 2005. Born and raised in London, his childhood interests in graffiti, California skate culture, and punk aesthetic were well nurtured from an early age. Having come across the likes of Jim Phillips and Vernon Courtlandt Johnson amidst the pages of Thrasher Magazine, he was initially inspired to follow a path of graphic design and illustration, before eventually taking a more freelance approach to his art. After learning to screen print his stickers, he took the public domain of the street as his canvas, blending art, design, and graffiti in a manner that pre-dated the emergence of street art as it is known today.
It was in this newly found outlet that D*Face quickly gained attention from others, mainly for the clean, vivid nature of his designs that quickly spread across the city. Even today, D*Face continues to approach his work with the same anarchic energy that drove his career from the outset. His murals can be found across the globe and his subversive-pop style and iconic D*Dog logo have become an inseparable part of British Urban art and its ever-expanding medium.