My friends from Arrested Motion visited the studio by British street artist D*Face some days ago and made an interesting interview with the man himself.
AM: Are you planning on subjecting the viewers of the exhibition to some kind of aversion therapy and bombard them with graphically violent images?
D*Face: Yes, the title obviously comes from “A Clockwork Orange,” and the scene where Alex has his eyes pinned open. It’s not meant to be taken literally from the title.
The idea is that’s what happens anyways in our lives, whether you like it or not. Advertising is a very cruel and clever game that’s played and I’m fascinated with the things that are communicated to us and how they are communicated to us over our life cycle – daily, to yearly, to decades – and what parts of that you retain, and when and why.
This is essentially a culmination of what goes on inside my head when you have that semi dream-like state where you are falling between awake and asleep and your brain is trying to decipher the day and trying to store what’s relevant and get rid of what’s irrelevant. [...]
D*Face alias Dean Stockton began his career over 10 years ago by simply drawing characters. Since then a lot of time has passed and the pencil drawing, illustration and design courses visiting head has become a creative multimedia street artist.
I wanted to encourage people to not just to “see”, but to look at what surrounds them and their lives… (D*Face)
His new show, called “Ludovico Aversion Therapy / All Your Dreams Belong To Us”, will open this Saturday at the Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York. So check out this new interview or his recent artworks to be up to date!