DENIAL is news-worthy for multiple reasons.
With an army of cohorts, his guerrilla sticker campaign has managed to spread almost 500,000 adhesive pseudo-logos around the world, on almost every continent. In recent months, his prolific celebration of the sublime and the absurd has also resulted in 250 original spray-painted stencil works being sold out at 323East, and 1xRUN has delivered hundreds of works all over the world.
– Listen to Denial’s Interview on WDET FM
This local yet international artist resides just next door in Windsor Ontario, but has been declared persona-non-grata according to United States Immigration authorities, due to certain legal-hazards inherent to the art-form of graffiti. Where a less resourceful artist might just find himself shit-out-of-luck, DENIAL decided to fight the good fight, and used his creativity to find a way to circumvent his effective captivity.
Constructing a cut-out/painting of himself, complete with a Skype-enabled computer monitor for a head, DENIAL has created his own surrogate-self, to “personally” attend art-openings in the United States. Homeland Security may not like it, but the cultural virus that is DENIAL has arrived, and is definitely spreading.