Call him pessimistic, call him realistic, Dean Stockton certainly isn’t looking on the bright side in New World Disorder, his pop-art series of love, loss and the impending annihilation of Earth.
Okay, the last bit might be a bit of an exaggeration – we don’t know how big the boom is that the artist, aka D*Face, shows us reflected in the sunglasses of his crying woman, but it’s definitely not a good thing. His New World Disorder is riven with a portentous sense of doom and decay that is reminiscent of dystopian classic Watchmen, and rendered in the melodramatic comic style of Lichtenstein. Located above the Stolen Space gallery in The Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, London, D*Face’s own studio is the setting for his exhibition, offering a rare insight into the creative process and a host of previous works will be on show on top of this latest set. The tone of the exhibition is entirely appropriate given the studios are scheduled to be demolished soon, so make a date to catch it from 7th – 23rd June.