D*Face is a London-based sculptor and stencil artist, who uses the streets of London as his own personal gallery. Using a variety of mediums and techniques, D*Face’s paintings feature bright colours, graphic shapes, and comic book images to deface the world. D*Face was raised in London by working class parents and admits to having been fascinated by Graffiti from an early age. As a young man, he dreamed of visiting skate parks in California. However, his parents were poor, and this was not an option. At the time, London did not have many skate parks, and the young man had to be resourceful if he wanted to skate. This made him look at the city in a different way and influenced his art.
In the 1980’s, D*Face was introduced to the magazine Thrasher, which he credits with changing his life. The graphic images, of skateboard deck graphics led his interest in stickers and inspired the artist's urban style. He attended an illustration and design course and worked as a freelance illustrator/designer whilst honing his street work. Influences included Shepard Fairey's "Obey Giant" art campaign, Jim Philips, hip hop, punk music, and popular animated cartoons.
Working with a variety of mediums and techniques, he uses a family of dysfunctional characters whose roles are to shock as well as entertain, to satirise and hold to ransom all that falls into their grasp, a welcome jolt of subversion in today’s media saturated environment. His work challenges orthodox thinking whilst sticking two fingers up at the establishment. His characters, such as "D*Dog" are vehicles for which the viewer questions their relationship with the work, it aims to encourage the public to not just "see" but to look at their surroundings. Firstly working in association with Banksy, he has shown works at the world famous Santa's Ghetto and he had his own London solo exhibition, Death & Glory, at the Stolenspace gallery, which sold out in October 2006. He was also the owner and curator for the Outside Institute, London's first contemporary art gallery to focus on street art. Celebrities such as Christina Aguilera collect the artist's work, and L.A.'s Corey Helford Gallery has displayed his pieces.