Bareface is an artist with an obsession with Pop Culture, Pop Art and Street Art. His work quickly gained recognition in the UK and internationally when he started pasting his eye catching logo and art pieces around London. This earned him a place in the Global Graffiti and Street Art collective The Secret Society of Super Villian Artists (SSOSVA).
His reputation is rapidly rising sell out solo shows and group show features in Australia and the USA.
In our selfie-obsessed world, the face has become a brand, a product to be marketed and promoted. The face we put out there has been carefully crafted to evoke desire, to seduce, to sell a fantasy. This stark observation is the inspiration behind Bareface’s work, a series of illustrated portraits and reworked images of famous faces. Bareface strips his images from their original context, and playfully reworks them in a way that forces us to focus on nothing but the face. And while we stare at his portraits, they look back at us, with an acted confidence and false sexuality, slowly revealing its lie.
Bareface’s most striking image might actually be his self portrait. An unsettling blank canvas that invites you to fantasise your own image of him. Allowing you to customise his face to your liking and thus creating the perfect product.