FAUST

FAUST

United States

Faust has made a name for himself worldwide as one of the most innovative and influential graffiti artists coming out of New York today. He has become recognized for incorporating classical design sensibilities with contemporary urban aesthetics challenging the way people see and think about graffiti. Faust's studio work has been exhibited in the Grand Palais in Paris, the Park Avenue Armory in New York, and the Urban Nation Museum of Urban Contemporary Art in Berlin. In 2016 Faust painted the facade of Urban Nation while the museum was under construction, and is currently featured in their inaugural exhibition.

Martha Cooper (co-author of Subway Art) described Faust as «a prolific practitioner of elegantly executed handstyles». Faust was featured throughout two of Cooper's books, Going Postal and Name Tagging. Faust was also published in The Art of Writing Your Name by Christian Hundertmark and Patrick Hartl, Graffiti New York by Luke Felisbret, Definition: The Art and Design of Hip Hop by Cey Adams, Flip the Script by Christian Acker, Stickers: From Punk Rock to Contemporary Art by DB Burkeman, and Graffiti 365 by Jay Edlin which features the following:

«Among all the amateur scribbling and indecipherable hieroglyphics that make up the average tagger's landscape, a skilled hand at penmanship is a rarity. New York-based artist Faust is best known for his impeccable calligraphy skills…Faust grounds his ethos in the idea that a graffiti writer needn't change his style of artwork to be a legitimate fine artist–the letters are enough."

Faust's work has appealed to audiences far beyond the street, earning him five Awards of Excellence from the Type Directors Club and the prestigious Young Guns Award from the Art Directors Club. Faust has painted commissioned murals in the New York headquarters of Adobe, Spotify and MTV, and most recently painted a 40-foot mural at the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. Faust was named as one of Juxtapoz Magazine's Top 20 Graffiti Artists to Know Right Now, the New Yorker's Calligraphy Stars of Instagram, and Paper Magazine's Young NYC Artists Shaking Things Up.