Sten & Lex

Taranto/Rom / Italy

Sten & Lex are an Italian street art duo from Taranto and Rome. Both born in 1982, they teamed up in 2000 and have since shaped the Italian street art scene. Having developed into experts of stencil and op art, they are mostly known for their monumental mural-like works made from paper strips. Sten & Lex’s works have been featured as part of the opening of URBAN NATION Museum in 2017. […]

Biography / Sten & Lex

Sten & Lex are an Italian street art duo from Taranto and Rome. Both born in 1982, they teamed up in 2000 and have since shaped the Italian street art scene. Having developed into experts of stencil and op art, they are mostly known for their monumental mural-like works made from paper strips. Sten & Lex’s works have been featured as part of the opening of URBAN NATION Museum in 2017.

Made from strips of black and white paper only, Sten & Lex recreate portraits of famous people or friends, which they took themselves. Using the halftone technique, their work is composed of thousands of lines and dots that unfold their full visual appeal when examined from afar. Around 2013 the duo started switching up their style, moving away from portrait works while starting to play with creating abstract visuals of line-like shapes. The two artists, who are both self-taught and never attended art academies, kept their trademark black and white colour scheme but took their style to an even higher level when they started covering not only single walls but full on buildings with their abstract snake-skin like art.

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