ARTIST

Shepard Fairey

BIO

謝帕德·費瑞除了是街頭藝術家,同時也是平面設計師、社會運動家、插畫家,以及知名街頭服飾品牌OBEY的創始人。他在學生時期把娛樂週報上刊登的著名摔角手「巨人安德烈」的照片製作成海報與貼紙,並透過滑板玩家散播到美國各個城市,這個經典事蹟使他一舉成名。如今他更將這股從貼紙發現的潛能發揮得淋漓盡致,創作令觀眾視覺「服從」的作品,使觀眾進一步追隨他的目光,關注他所關注的議題,實踐以藝術撼動社會的行動。他目前已是全球街頭藝術的精神領袖級教父!享譽國際在世界各地美術館巡迴展出。

In addition to being a street artist, Shepard Fairey is also a graphic designer, social activist, illustrator, and founder of the well-known streetwear brand OBEY. During his student days, he produced photos of the famous wrestler "Giant Andre" published in the Entertainment Weekly as posters and stickers, and spread them to various cities in the United States through skateboarders. This classic deed made him famous. Nowadays, he has made the most of this potential from the stickers, creating works that make the audience visually “obey”. He allowed the audience to follow his gaze further and pay attention to the topics he was concerned with, in order to practice the act of inciting society with art. He is currently the spiritual leader of street art in the world! He is internationally renowned and has exhibited at works in art galleries around the world.