[n. ob-jikt, -jekt; v. uhb-jekt] noun
anything that is visible or tangible and is relatively stable in form.
f-art was established in 2004 and closed it's doors in 2009. Within 6 months f-art established itself as a main player in small independent stores in Shoreditch, London E2.
f-art become renowned for the quality artwork, midecentury pieces and low brow artifacts it sold. Richard Boxall & Stephen Davids established themselves as a innovative creative duo with a unique eye for quality and design. The combined nature of their individual passions and love for graphic design and lowbrow popular culture made f-art a unique shopping experience. f-art became a destination store for the creative. f-art was synonymous for it's window displays which were individual installations in there own right. Stephens eye for detail and composition created some beautiful window displays that were a pleasure to experience.
Boxall's eye for the vernacular and highbrow culture added to the juxtaposed mix of objects, bold graphic art styled by Davids unique self taught obsessive placement of objects. The press was quick to catch on and articles in The Independent, The Guardian, Time Out and various style magazines quickly followed. f-art fitted neatly into the hub of creative independent stores that made Cheshire St, E2, a unique destination street in Shoreditch in the mid part of the now notorious noughties. The name alone was a talking point for anyone who ventured into the store / gallery.
f-art had it's fair share of faces who became clients, regular visitors and fans. David Bailey, Sir Bob Geldof, Ralph Finnes, the late Amy Winehouse and The House Doctor and various members of the fashion, acting and design elite.
f-art will be remembered for it's innovation, authentic and unusual approach to showcasing Art, objects, toys and books. f-art set the trend which many followed. f-art closed its doors in 2009 however Stephen continues to source and collect objects that both influence his art and that are available as part of a wider portfolio.