English: John Fekner (born in NYC), is an innovative artist who created hundreds of environmental and conceptual outdoor works consisting of stenciled words, symbols, dates and icons spray painted in New York, Sweden, Canada, England and Germany in the 70s and 80s. A seminal figure in the Street Art movement, Fekner participated in recent urban art exhibitions such as Wooster Collective's 11 Spring Street Project in 2006. Working with Don leicht, their latest outdoor project, entitled "The Stanley Cup is missing" is currently part of the annual BLK River street art festival in Vienna, Austria. Art writer Lucy Lippard writes, "Fekner does in public what a lot of art world artists don’t even do in galleries: he dispels ambiguity by naming his visions, his viewpoint."
한국어: 미국 뉴욕 태생 존 페크너(John Fekner)는 70년대부터 현재까지 그라피티(Graffiti), 스프레이 스텐실(spray-painted stenciling) 등의 거리예술(Street art)과 멀티미디어 아트 (Multimedia Art)방면에서 익명( anonymously known)으로 활동한 예술 작가로서 특히 환경, 정치, 사회 문화적인 문제를 개념적 단어, 시적인 문구나 상징적 이미지로 함축하여 표현하는 데 전념하고 있다.
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