Sten & Lex || Cataloguing the Roman duo
The release of street artists Sten & Lex’s new monograph coincides with their first official solo show at the CO2 Gallery in Rome. The Roman duo took their first step into a traditional gallery setting with this exhibition, which focused attention on their new and innovative approach to the use of the stencil poster technique.
Tabloid-style graffiti meets secular beauty
“Their works are new and fresh yet they recall the Renaissance, on low-definition paper with high moral vitality, as if they were the votive faces of secular beauty. Their stencils magnify the perception of tabloids and newsstands, which provide the city an abundance of visual editorials that grow in time, in a use of material that resembles the pictorial scratches of a Cy Twombly painting.” – Gianluca Marzian
The duo started working together in 2000 and have since pioneered several revolutionary stencil techniques that are showcased in this book. Also included are a number of insightful critical texts by Maria Letizia Bixio, Davide Giannella and Gianluca Marziani and an introduction by gallery owner and curator Giorgio Galotti.
Printed in Italy