Dutch artist FAKE is self-taught and started experimenting and combining styles early on to come to a unique signature.Growing up in a grey and boring environment, FAKE felt the urge to bring a smile on other people’s faces through irony and humor. After discovering the power of stencils, he was hooked.
Apart from being a perfectionist, FAKE’s signature style is that of storytelling. Stencils give him the power to use any image on any desired background and give it a humorous or ironic twist. One of his most iconic works, FAKE love, tells the story of how love can hurt. Seeing people around him being heartbroken, inspired him to make this artwork.