Les 9 prints de Stefano “Pane” Monfeli sont maintenant disponibles sur notre shop en ligne :
Retrouvez-les également dans notre exposition en cours “Paragone” à la galerie.
Stefano “Pane” Monfeli‘s risograph prints (a series of 9, edition of 10 copies each) are now available for sale on the gallery online shop:
They’re also on view in our current show “Paragone” thru April 27th.
Pane was born in Rome in 1974. In 1996, after attending the Accademia di Belle Arti of Rome, he stopped following school to continue his studies as an autodidact, especially as a cartoonist and graphic designer.
During the 90’s the hip-hop culture established a connection with most of the young creative generations of Rome, who would express themselves through rapping, break-dancing, dj-ing and graffiti, this cultural movement involved him into practicing aerosol art, most known as graffiti writing. His experience as a graffiti writer would be an important step in his growth as an artist; it is this activity that brought him to exhibit his work in several graffiti based art exhibitions in Italy and around Europe.
The story of graffiti in Rome has been celebrated with the book Just Push The Button-Writing Metropolitano (Stampa Alternativa-Nuovi Equilibri, 2002), of which Pane is the author.
In 2000 the creative ideas of a bunch of friends gave birth to the Why Style collective of which he is a cofounder, the collective’s purpose is to filter the urban subcultures into forms of art, exploring the concrete realities and phantasmagoria of contemporary urban life. Since then the Why Style collective attended several international exhibitions, representing one of the first collaborative realities of the Italian artistic panorama. The Why Style collective is still active, now based in Amsterdam and Rome.
In 2004 Pane moved to Amsterdam, where he still lives and works, and his work developed in two directions: art and graphic design, which sometimes melt together, more specifically his work embraces; illustration, painting, installations and editorial design.