Bast is credited with influencing the collective artist group Faile, with whom he has collaborated 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. For the past ten years Brooklyn based artist Bast has been an intricate part of the street art movement. However Bast himself has remained an elusive character, rarely seen in public and whose very existence has often been debated. His paste ups spread across New York 's urban environment and are now common in the major European conurbations. In August 2007, Bast returned to New Image Art for a solo exhibition entitled ‘Those Bloody Yanks’ and also held a sell out show “Booby Trap’ at The Leonard Street Gallery in 2008.
This week's 'On the Street' is dedicated on more figurative works, that tackle the poetic, metaphorical and quite literal meaning of rising and falling in different nuance. Spaniard Borondo leads off with his newest wall of a man, fallen / hung in an upside down position.
Other notable pieces come from Xabier in Villabona, Jetsonorama in Perth, Seth Globepainter and Kislow in Kiev, Sam3 in Villa Real, Fintan Magee in Sydney, Hyuro in Perth, Banksy -Cheltenham and Bristol and Escif in Valencia.