Bareface is a London born 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 self portrait and art pieces around London. This earned him a pace in the Global Graffiti and Street Art collective The Secret Society of Super Villian Artists (SSOSVA). Bareface is also a member of local community based creative group Heath Collective.
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.