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It's a Stick-Up by Ollystudio

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INTERVIEW: STEN & LEX

WE STARTED IN 2001 WITH STENCIL BUT AFTER WE GOT ARRESTED IN 2005 WE WORKED MORE AND MORE WITH WHEAT PASTES.

In little more than ten years, Italian duo Sten & Lex have developed a personal language, gaining high recognition for their huge portraits hanging on the walls of many cities worldwide. When they started with stencil street art around 2000, they were using characters and actors from B-movies and American TV series. Soon they opted to portray anonymous people, while at the same time experimenting with a new way of using stencil. First, they worked on a way of realizing the image with lines and dots, exploring the possibilities of creating half-tones with the stencil. They then experimented with thin paper, similar ...

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