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Looking Back
2016
D*Face

D*Face’s inspiration comes from New York’s early graffiti scene. Although, he’s from the United Kingdom, he has painted walls all over the world. His work, which mixes skulls as well as economic signifiers with pop icons like Mickey Mouse or Jimi Hendrix, is a critique of the modern world, particularly consumerism and the idea of the American Dream. Although he has increasingly shown in galleries, he approaches murals with the same anarchic energy as his in situ works in public spaces.

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Details
Category
Mural
Producer
Festival MURAL
Overall size
98 m²
Technique(s)
painted
Mediums
acrylic, spray paint
Location
Location
Location
MURAL Festival general headquarters
Localization
Parking lot
Adress
3527, boulevard Saint-Laurent Montréal, QC H2X 2T6

Artwork description

Entitled “Looking Back”, D*Face has always been fascinated by faded advertisements or ghost signs from bygone eras, so he attempted to replicate this effect as the foreground to the mural. The text that can be seen relates to his family’s history having emigrated from Montreal circa 1915.