Stf Moscato by P. Bonan

Stf Moscato/ Stéphane Moscato

France 1976

Urban Art, Street Art, Graffiti, Stencil, Murals

Stf Moscato
Stéphane Moscato

Stf Moscato is a French contemporary artist born in Marseille in 1976. He is well known for his urban art, and for his use of stencils and cans of spray.

Art by Stf Moscato

Stf Moscato - Jusqu'au bout de la nuit, 2014 - Le solitare en pacifique, 2014
Stf Moscato – Jusqu’au bout de la nuit, 2014 / Le solitare en pacifique, 2014

His career is similar to other stencil artists. Punk rock and trash style of stencil were there in the beginning, but Stf never paid much attention to it, he just kind of swam in there. In 2002, he was introduced to stencil by an artist, Rnest STO, and he immediately loved its rock’nroll side and the repetitive thing. After that, he started working on his own style, and his work grew to be quite unique over time and polysemic. It is not easy for a stencil artist in Marseille. The streets are covered with graffiti and the empty places have become scarce.

Art by Stf Moscato

Stf Moscato - Le sacrifice du pion, 2014 - Fight for Your Right, 2014
Stf Moscato – Le sacrifice du pion, 2014 / Fight for Your Right, 2014

One room in his house has been turned into a studio, and that’s where he works. Daily routine is important for Stf. Usually, afternoons and evenings are reserved for work, while in the mornings he likes to read, listen to music, and seek new sources of inspiration for artworks. Roaming the streets, he collects posters, which are then turned into canvases for the stencil work. He has remained faithful to black and white, because the impact is more visible on a colored background. It is very important to enjoy yourself while painting or the artist risks to be overwhelmed by the moments of doubt.

Art by Stf Moscato

Stf Moscato - Jeu de société, 2014 - detail
Stf Moscato – Jeu de société, 2014 – detail

He is represented by Guillaume Daeppen Gallery in Basel, Switzerland.

Stf Moscato lives and works in Marseille, France.

All images courtesy of the artist.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2016Stf MoscatoGallery Daeppen, Basel, SwitzerlandSolo
2015LA SOCIETE DES SPECTACLESPure Evil Gallery, London, EnglandSolo
2015Grand OpeningOpen Space Gallery, Paris, FranceGroup
2015Urban Art FestivalAmsterdam, HollandGroup
2015Outdoor FestivalMarseilles, FranceGroup
2015CECI N'EST PAS UN TAG, street art festivalSaint Quentin, FranceGroup
2015From Street 2 ArtDavid Pluskwa Galerie, Marseille, FranceGroup
2015CUT IT OUT !Urban Nation Gallery, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2015La Sirène des AygaladesFestival Peit Art Petit, Marseille, FranceGroup
2014TERRAIN DE JEUGalerie Openspace, Paris, FranceSolo
2014URBAN ART EXPOStarkart Gallery, Zürich, SwitzerlandGroup
2014URBAN PLAYGROUNDUrban Art Gallery, Stuttgart, GermanyGroup
2013ENTRE CHIEN ET LOUPGallery Daeppen, BaselSolo
2013CARTE BLANCHE A STFGalerie Ephemere de Pavillon, Marseille, FranceSolo
2013RULE OF THREEColab Gallery, Weil am Rhein, GermanyGroup
2013STENCIL BASTARDSStarkart Gallery, Zürich, SwitzerlandGroup
2013BORN TO SPRAYGalerie Art Facotry, Vichy, FranceGroup
2012BROOD OF FURYAtelier JUXTAPOZ, Marseille, FranceSolo
2012Project TAG MY BAGEastpackSolo
2012LES CORPS CELESTESGalerie Ligne 13, ParisSolo
2012AN HOUR ROUND MY SKULLGalerie Xin Art, La Rochelle, FranceSolo
2012PETITS FORMATSBacksinde Gallery, Marseille, FranceGroup
2012URBAN BRAINSGalerie Celal, Paris, FranceGroup
2012A LA PLANCHASaffir Galerie nomade, Marseille, FranceGroup
2012Festival ZikzacAix en Provence, FranceGroup
2012Festival A-partSt Remy de Provence, FranceGroup
2012PROPAGANDA oder die Diktatur der MittelklasseGallery Daeppen, Basel, SwitzerlandGroup
2012I WANNA BE LOVED BY YOUOpera Gallery, Paris, FranceGroup
2012ESPRITZ DES LIEUXSaffir Galerie nomade Upe 13, Marseille, FranceGroup
2011DE LA FUITE DANS LES IDEESEspace Culture, Marseille, FranceSolo
2011CO-ERRANCESGallery Daeppen, Basel, SwitzerlandSolo
2011NEGAPOSITIVISMEGalerie Storme, Lille, FranceSolo
2011NO CHRISTMAS FOR HIPSTERLe Bunker - Graffiti Art-Mag, Paris, FranceGroup
2011UnknownGalerie Xnart, La Rochelle, FranceGroup
2011A SHOUT OUT FROM MY CITYForesight 32 Art Gallery, Amman, JordanieGroup
2011EMPREINTE URBAINEEspace Pierre Bergé, Paris, FranceGroup
2011QUAND L'ART URBAIN S'INCRUSTEMarseille, FranceGroup
2010LES RYTHMES DU CORPSGallery Daeppen, Basel, SwitzerlandSolo
2010PASSAGERS DE LA NUITRex Club, ParisSolo
2010Acte I scene 3Galerie Artevistas, Barcelona, SpainSolo
2010HOMMAGAE A MARCEL BREUERSpacejunk Gallery, Lyon, FranceGroup
2009Acte I scene 2Galerie Arevistas, Albi, FranceSolo
2009SOLOYono, Paris, FranceSolo
2009STFLa Bellevilloise, Paris, FanceSolo
2009Flesh Factory FestivalRockerill Production, Charleroi, BelgiumGroup
2009SHX-la nuit du street artSt Suplice, Paris, FranceGroup
2009Mort Né FanzineBabar's, Aix en Provence, FranceGroup
2009RetrospectiveSketch City Marseille, Marseille, FranceGroup
2009Hommage to Marcel BreuerSpacejunk Gallery, Grenoble, FranceGroup
2009CARAMBOLAGESCollectif Carambolage, Pernes-les-FontainesGroup
2009BORN TO BE PUNKGallery Daeppen, Basel, SwitzerlandGroup
2009La BergerieSketch City Marseille, Marseille, FranceGroup
2009One Shot SPKLe Glaz'Art, Paris, la Villette, FranceGroup
2009Opening Carhartt ShopSketch City Marseille, Marseille, FranceGroup
2008Tete de Lecture et MicrosillonLollipop Record, Marseille, FranceSolo
2008SpankedSpank, Paris, FranceSolo
2008STFLa Tribu, Stain, FranceSolo
2008STFThe Bloom's, Lille, FranceSolo
2008A StereotypeLe Bar'ouf, Le Mans, FranceSolo
2008BORN TO BE PUNK - 5. Berliner KunstsalonGallery Daeppen, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2008Les Nuits SonoresAtelier MastiQ, Lyon, FranceGroup
2008Made in MarsGreen Galerie, Toulouse, FranceGroup
2008Expo PermanenteToast Gallery, Paris, FranceGroup
2007Expo PermanenteGalerie YAYA, Martiques, FranceGroup
2007Festival SWARM recordsNanterre, FranceGroup