Faust Upstairs gallery Stoke on Trent


June 05, 2015 at Entrepreneurs in Stoke-on-Trent.

We are incredibly happy to announce our next show at the Upstairs Gallery — from Friday the 5th of June, the colossal Faust comes to town.

Faust is a New York based graffiti artist, recognised for incorporating classical calligraphic sensibilities with contemporary graffiti writing. Martha Cooper, co-author of the seminal book Subway Art, described him as ‘a prolific practitioner of elegantly executed hand-styles.’

Faust was featured throughout two of Cooper’s most recent books, Going Postal and Name Tagging. Faust was also published in Graffiti New York by Luke Felisbret, Definition: The Art and Design of Hip Hop by Cey Adams and Graffiti 365 by Jay Edlin, which features the following excerpt: ‘Among all the amateur scribbling and indecipherable hieroglyphics that make up the average tagger’s landscape, a skilled hand at penmanship is a rarity.’

Faust grounds his ethos in the idea that ‘A graffiti writer needn’t change his style of artwork to be a legitimate fine artist — the letters are enough.’

51-53 Piccadilly, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1

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