Opening at Galerie Magda Danysz this Saturday for a brief two week period is a two man show featuring Shepard Fairey and D*Face. Some words after the jump.
Apostles of the visual disobedience, Shepard Fairey (aka. Obey) and D-face, are now amongst the most talented and famous artists in street art. As D-face claims ” I want to encourage people to not just ‘see’, but to look at what surrounds them and their lives, re-thinking and reworking cultural figures and genres to comment on our ethos of conspicuous consumption”. Shepard Fairey adds that in his art, his aim “is to reawaken a sense of wonder about one’s environment, to stimulate curiosity and bring people to their relationship with their surroundings”. Using the political and advertisement propaganda codes, they are leaders of a visual revolution of their own.
Galerie Magda Danysz – 78, rue Amelot – Paris 11
tel. : +33 (0)1 45 83 38 51