Shepard Fairey

Okt 20, 2012


Shepard Fairey currently presents his first London exhibition in 5 years, entitled Sound & Vision. He brings along friend and collaborator Z-Trip to supply the soundtrack to the artwork.

Sound & Vision features a range of new works including mixed media paintings on canvas, works on paper, retired stencils collages, rubylith cuts, and as well as serigraphs on wood, metal and paper. The exhibition title is taken from the David Bowie song of the same name. Bowie has been a major influence on Fairey, because he was able to master music and visual presentation with equal virtuosity. Music is an artistic medium that Fairey reveres almost more than he does visual art. He comments: “Music is visceral, but also has the additional powerful layers of the lyrics, with their content and politics, and the style, politics, and personalities of the musicians themselves. No matter how much I love art, or try to convince myself of its relevance in society, the fact remains that music is much more able to reach people’s hearts and minds.”

Shepard Fairey

Stolenspace Gallery

October 20th – November 4th, 2012
91 Brick Lane
London E1 6QL