Multi layer stencil on newspaper 55 x 56 cm
Dubai: the thrilling, glamorous and vibrant centre of the Middle East is the
place to celebrate “Diamonds and Pearls”, a street art show by Mr. Fahrenheit
run from October 2015 to the end of January 2016.
“I can’t see any reason not to bring this show to Dubai, one of my favourite
cities in the world with it’s open and warm people!”
And indeed, having been cited as one of the ten leading street artists of East
London’s Shoreditch, who are we to disagree with Mr. Fahrenheit.
Born in Berlin, Germany, the city with the largest canvas in Europe, he was
the first artist to paint the Berlin Wall from both sides in one single night. As it
was still before the Berlin Wall came down, he was hunted by the East
German authorities like an enemy of the state.
Basing himself in London for the last eight years, Mr. Fahrenheit also travels
the world with is art and arguably no other street artist is more prolific or
Some people say you can walk for a couple of hours through London or Berlin
and you see more artwork than in the MOMA in New York. And yes, they are
right and a significant proportion of this artwork was created by Mr.
A Journalist wrote after giving a rare interview “Unlike other street artists
roaming around London, you won’t be able to find any pictures of Mr.
Fahrenheit online: it’s all about his work and not about the man behind it. And
he will remain an enigma to me.”
From single- and multi-layer stencils to sophisticated cut-outs and collages,
he also produces silkscreen prints that are only hand pulled. His work does
not go unnoticed, The Meininger Hotel in Brussels, Belgium commissioned
him to decorate the interior of their hotel with his work.
The global lifestyle brand Urban Outfitters labels his artwork subversive and
the London answer to Mr. Brainwash.
Ten thousands of people get attracted by London Shoreditch and live the
Hype in this part of town and Mr. Fahrenheit is one of its very creators,
indulging people with his skilfully-crafted, eccentric and distinctive art.
Prof. Klaus-Jurgen von Stahlhardt-Lippe
Read more (Features and Interviews):
Claude Crommelin: New Street Art (Vivays Publishing Ltd, 2013)
Frank Steam: Street Art London (Dokument Press, 2013)
Garry Hunter: Urban Art the world as a canvas (Arcturus Publishing Ltd,
Kai Jakob: Street Art in Berlin (Jaron Verlag, 2014)
vna magazine – very nearly almost (different issues)
Time Out Dubai
ShortList Dubai: Feeling the heat
Dubai Week: Five minutes with: Street Artist Mr. Fahrenheit
Gulf News 24/7
Mr. Fahrenheit’s Gallery: