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Visual Art – Toronto, ON

Shane "CARAKTR"Stephens is a self taught artist from Toronto Ontario, born March 16, 1992. Through his background in street art and graffiti, the Toronto native uses recognizable local graffiti font styles and urban decay as a form of "action painting" in his work, adding a striking colourful touch that delivers a sense of visual demand. A short stay in Edmonton Alberta opened his eyes to influences of realist art and photography. Which he later began using as focal subjects in his work. Working predominantly in a stencil art medium, Shane produces modern portraiture capturing the essence of beauty and emotion fused with the gritty, ruggedness of urban imagery, now seen in galleries hotels,homes and streets across multiple cities. ...more

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