Tommy Støckel is a careful observer of the street facades and graffiti language. Last year he copied a small figure sprayed on the front of the building. This year installation refers to the big face that recently appeared on many buildings in the neighbourhood. This facade portrait inspired a sculptural intervention from the window reaching down to the graffiti.
The projects of Støckel draw inspiration from objects found in our everyday surroundings as well as in digital material, which he meticulously reworks and presents through a wide range of media, such as sculptures, photographs, typefaces, emojis, and other digital formats. Støckel (born in 1972 in Copenhagen) has had solo exhibitions at Frankfurter Kunstverein; Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen; and Arnolfini, Bristol. His work has also been shown in The Atlantic Project, Plymouth; CAPC, Bordeaux; Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm; and the Gwangju Biennale.