“I go to sleep with a pizza on my chest"
For more than 15 years the streets of New York and Europe became an open-air exhibition for Bäst’s artistic collages, or better, for what he calls “mutated characters” and “mutated scenes”, that have since then embellished urban metropolis’ walls. By combining images from mass culture with cartoons characters, fast food brandings, and sex advertisement he creates punk-styled wheat-pasted posters.
The artist decides to bring forward his art’s identity and to conceal himself’s and by refusing interviews, he only states: “I go to sleep with a pizza on my chest. It’s embarrassing”.
As for statement that seems almost to be an attempt of self-effacement, as if he wanted to belittle himself, but that truly belies a successful under- and above-ground career, accomplished through collaborations with great artists such as Marc Jacobs and urban collectives, such as FAILE and finally through his many projects and intriguing solo exhibitions.
Events, Posted on 14/01/2020
With a booth at ARTEFIERA and two side exhibitions at BOOMing, Cellar Contemporary multiplies its presence in Bologna during the contemporary art week.Read more
Events, Posted on 10/10/2018
Cellar Contemporary will join the Raw Zone section of ArtVerona with the new artworks by BästRead more
Events, Posted on 20/06/2018
For the second edition of of the show ARTE FORTE | Waiting for the moment, spread in ten Austro-Hungarian fortress of Trentino, Cellar Contemporary presents a new series of Bäst works and starts a new collaboration with Denis Riva.Read more
Events, Posted on 19/12/2017
After a year from its opening, Cellar celebrates the faceless artist of NYC, Bäst, inaugurating his first solo exhibition Under/Above, on display at the gallery until February 2018.Read more
by Davide Raffaelli