Brooklyn-based artist Bast has been an intricate part of the street art scene for the past 10 years throughout New York and Europe, where his wheat-pasted images are prominently displayed across the urban landscape. Interestingly the artist himself has remained an elusive character that has rarely been seen in public and whose very existence has been debated. Little is known of his work outside of what the public sees throughout New York’s urban environment, but fortunately, more has become known as Bast’s images have evolved to gallery-exhibition status in recent years.
Bast is credited with influencing the collective artist group FAILE, with whom he has collaborated with on numerous occasions. Such collaborations have been displayed on the streets as well as in joint exhibitions, namely Galerie Neurotitan Berlin in 2003, and New Image Art in Los Angeles in 2005.