Biography

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.

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Artworks

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Sei Cappelli, 2018

190 x 175 cm

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Sei Cappelli, 2018

212 x 141 cm

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Untitled, 2017

28.5 x 38.5 cm

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Untitled, 2017

28.5 x 38.5 cm

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Untitled, 2018

28 x 38 cm

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Untitled, 2018

28 x 38 cm

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Untitled, 2018

28 x 38 cm

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Journal

Events, Posted on 10/10/2018

BÄST AND CELLAR CONTEMPORARY AT ARTVERONA

by CAMILLA NACCI

Cellar Contemporary will join the Raw Zone section of ArtVerona with the new artworks by Bäst

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Events, Posted on 20/06/2018

CELLAR CONTEMPORARY AT ARTE FORTE

by Camilla Nacci

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.

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Events, Posted on 19/12/2017

AN UNDER/ABOVE OPENING

by Camilla Nacci

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.

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Special projects, Posted on 23/11/2017

A DAY WITH BÄST

by Davide Raffaelli

Studio visit con Bäst: l'essenza del creare con l'artista senza volto di New York City.

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