Shepard Fairey

Los Angeles / USA

An artist who truly needs no introduction, American artist Shepard Fairey is a world famous artist, muralist and all rounder when concerning art. Using screen-prints, wheat paste, stencils, paintings, posters and every other form of media on the planet, he has become a household name whenever the word street art is spoken. Shepard Fairey’s works are featured in the URBAN NATION 2018 exhibition, ‘UN-DERSTAND The Power of Art as a Social Architect’. […]

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An artist who truly needs no introduction, American artist Shepard Fairey is a world famous artist, muralist and all rounder when concerning art. Using screen-prints, wheat paste, stencils, paintings, posters and every other form of media on the planet, he has become a household name whenever the word street art is spoken. Shepard Fairey’s works are featured in the URBAN NATION 2018 exhibition, ‘UN-DERSTAND The Power of Art as a Social Architect’.

As a young South Carolinian, Shepard Fairey had an inherent interest in art and skateboarding, his first mediums being through t-shirt graphics and skateboards. Soon after, he hit the skateboard community hard by pasting homemade stickers all over the place. Another strong influence was his love for punk music, which he demonstrated stencils. Shepard graduated from Idyllwild Arts Academy in Palm Springs, California and then earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island.

Shepard Fairey’s art comes from a mix of graffiti, pop art and business art, his works have been seen in galleries and museums around the world; the most recognisable of his works includes his portrait of Barack Obama, described as iconic and inspiring, the same poster went on to represent his 2008 presidential campaign.

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ONE WALL BY JIM AVIGNON
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New museum facade by Dave the Chimp & friends
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„Hier & Jetzt“ – a wall by Maja Hürst
Science, research and urban art – in the new artwork by the Swiss artist Maja Hürst, these three components form a wonderful overall picture that not only convinced a jury in terms of content and aesthetics, but also completely meets
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ONE WALL by Emily Eldridge
Berlin has become a little more colourful again in the last few days: The American artist Emily Eldridge, who lives in Berlin, created a new ONE WALL and enriches the neighborhood around Kastanienplatz in Kreuzberg with lots of color and
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UNique. UNited. UNstoppable.: The URBAN NATION MUSEUM opens
On 16th September the URBAN NATION MUSEUM FOR URBAN CONTEMPORARY ART is opening in Berlin-Schöneberg! Considering popping in, but aren’t sure what to expect? We’ve collated all the most important information surrounding the opening, the art-mile and the museum. When

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