FAKE (Amsterdam) has been doing graffiti and street art for over 15 years. Growing up in a grey and boring environment, he felt the urge to bring a smile on other people’s faces through irony and humor. After discovering the power of stencils, he was hooked. FAKE is self-taught and started experimenting and combining styles early on to come to a unique signature.
His clean, taut work, full of color, has been in shows all over the world; from Holland, Norway, Denmark, UK and USA. Apart from being a perfectionist, FAKE’s signature style is that of storytelling. Stencils give him the power to use any image on any desired background and give it a humorous or ironic twist.
FAKE has been working on the streets for many years and started to put his art on canvas, paper, wood and glass about three years ago. However, this is not holding him back to hit the streets with his art on a regular basis, making him even Amsterdam’s most known stencil artist, both on the streets and on canvas.