PANE (Stefano Monfeli) was born in Rome in 1974. He's a visual artist and graphic designer, graduated in Graphic Design and Applied Art at the Istituto Statale d’Arte of Rome in 1993.
In 1996, after attending the Accademia di Belle Arti of Rome for three years he stopped following school to continue his studies as an autodidact, especially as a cartoonist and graphic designer.
During the ’90s the hip-hop culture established a connection with most of the younger creative generations of Rome, who would express themselves through rap music, break-dance, and graffiti, this cultural movement involved him in the practice of aerosol art, better known as graffiti writing.
The history of graffiti in Rome was then celebrated with the international book 'Just Push The Button – Writing Metropolitano', published in 2002 by Stampa Alternativa – Nuovi Equilibri, of which he is the author.
In 2000, the creative ideas of a group of friends has given rise to the Why Style collective of which he's one of the founders, the group aims to filter the urban subcultures into forms of art, exploring the concrete realities and phantasmagoria of contemporary urban life. Since then the Why Style collective participated in numerous international exhibitions, representing one of the first collaborative realities of the Italian artistic panorama.
In 2004 he moved to Amsterdam, where he currently lives and works, his activity has been developed in two directions: art and graphic design, which often merge to form a whole, in particular his work includes; illustration, painting, installation and editorial design.