Sten and Lex: Poster Stencils

Sten and Lex are based out of Italy and they create some pretty intense work producing what they call ‘Poster Stencils’ since they are both stencil and poster at the same time. These large format posters have such a heavily detailed process I decided to showcase their video so you can see for yourself.

The artists explain that they paste up the matrix of the stencil, cut on paper, on a panel of wood as a poster. They then paint on the matrix in black and when it has dried they destroy the matrix letting some parts of the matrix stay pasted onto the wood. When done this way, the stencil is not reproducible and the matrix “dies” in the work itself.

images from Sten and Lex

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