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D * Face is an English street artist who uses spray paint, stickers, posters and stencils to produce his art.

D * Face aka Dean Stockton, grew up in London and had an interest in graffiti from an early age. He attributes this to discovering Henry Chalfant's coverage of New York subway graffiti in Spraycan Art and Subway Art. Later, skateboarding and in particular the cover of the trade magazine Thrasher sparked his interest in stickers and the DIY mentality associated with skateboarding and Punk culture. He also took an illustration and design course and worked as a freelance illustrator/designer while perfecting his street work. Influences included Shepard Fairey's "Obey Giant" art campaign, Jim Philips, hip hop, punk music and popular cartoons.

He held his first major solo exhibition in London Death & Glory at Stolenspace Gallery in 2006. Since then, his exhibitions have included a solo show, Eyecons, at O Contemporary in Brighton in March 2007, again to sell-out audiences. This featured new paintings, an installation and two prints - by Kurt "Kant Plain" and Cli-Che.

D * Face was the owner and curator of Outside Institute, London's first contemporary art gallery to focus on street art. In 2005, Outside Institute moved and was renamed Stolen Space Gallery. In 2010, he collaborated with Christina Aguilera, on her Bionic album cover. In October 2013, D * Face took part in Art Wars at the Saatchi Gallery, curated by Ben Moore. The artist was given a stormtrooper helmet, which he transformed into a work of art. Proceeds went to the Missing Tom Fund, set up by Ben Moore to find his brother Tom, who has been missing for over ten years. The work was also presented on the Regents Park platform as part of Art Below Regents Park.

D * Face's most recent project was to create the cover art for Blink-182's album California, released on July 1, 2016.


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