Dean Stockton is an English multimedia street artist who uses spray paint, stickers, posters and stencils.
“D*Face”, also known as Dean Stockton, grew up in London and had an interest in graffiti as a child. He attended an illustration and design course and worked as a freelance illustrator/designer while improving his street art work. Among the influences were Shepard Fairy’s “Obey Giant” art campaign, Jim Philips, hip-hop, punk music and popular cartoons.
His first major London solo show, Death & Glory, was at Stolenspace Gallery, which sold out in October 2006. Since then, his exhibitions have included the solo exhibition Eyecons in March 2007 at O Contemporary in Brighton, also a sold-out exhibition. This included new paintings, an installation and two prints – by Kurt “Kant Complain” and Cli-Che.
D*Face owned and curated the Outside Institute, London’s first contemporary art gallery focusing on street art. 2005, the Outside Institute moved and renamed itself the Stolen Space Gallery. In 2010 he collaborated with Christina Aguilera on her album cover of Bionic. Moreover, in October 2013, D*Face participated in art wars at the Saatchi Gallery curated by Ben Moore. The artist was given a Stormtrooper helmet, which he transformed into a work of art. The prize went to the Missing Tom Fund, founded by Ben Moore, to find his brother Tom, who has been missing for over ten years. The work was also shown on the Regents Park platform as part of Art Below Regents Park.