Dean Stockton a.k.a D*Face was born in 1978 in London. As a teenager, he found an interest in graffiti through the books of Henry Chalfant, “Spraycan Art” and “Subway Art”. He was also fond of skateboarding and the punk culture, through magazines like Thrasher. As he wasn’t very good at school, he began studying photography in order to work in this field. But things turned out differently; he later turned to illustration. Meanwhile, he started to stick stickers on the streets of London. His passion soon took over his job. In 2005 he opened his own StolenSpace gallery in London.