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Sten Lex - Mountains

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Sten (Rome 1982) and Lex (Taranto, 1982) are among the most internationally recognized Italian street artists today. Included in countless publications, they participated in The Cans Festival in London in 2008, upon invitation by Banksy, and The Nuart Festival in Norway, one of most important street art events in the world. Their works have been shown in prestigious national and international institutions, included in precious private collections and have been held in institutions like the MADRE Museum in Naples, and permanently at the MACRO in Rome.

Sten Lex are pioneers of the stencil technique in Italy. They got their start in 2001 on the streets of Rome, and since then their work with stencils has been in constant evolution. They introduced innovations such as the “Hole School”, which applied mezzotint technique to stencils and changed the perceived image from abstraction to figuration according to the distance of the observer. In 2010, Sten Lex began to utilize “Stencil Poster”, a new technique they invented: the artists paste a poster to the surface, cut out a part of the figure as with a stencil and then paint over the “matrix”, ultimately ripping off the paper to reveal the final image. For their exterior installations, the paper is removed organically by natural factors: the piece, therefore, is transformed by the passing of time, and it is revealed according to atmospheric rhythms.

Title: Mountains
Date: 2015
Size: 72 x 50,5 cm
Technique: Handmade 4-layers stencil print on paper
Edition of 30
Signed and numbered by the artists

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