COMBAS RobertBorn in 1957, Robert Combas is a French painter and visual artist, and one of the initiators of the Free Figuration movement. It takes the opposite of the severity of the conceptual and minimal art that dominates the French artistic production, assuming that "everything has, in any case, already been done".
It develops a colorful, graphic and simplified style, inspired by rock, comics, science fiction, children's drawings and popular culture.
INVADERInvader is a French artist trained at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Rouen. He works clandestinely in the urban space, and for this reason keeps his secret identity. His job is to interfere in the streets of cities, on the walls, to affix the recurring figure inspired by the video game Space Invader, mid-ship, half-face, mosaic to emulate the pixels. He is present in many big cities of the world, from Paris to Hong Kong.
He compares his approach to that of a virus that spreads in the system that is the city, that is what constitutes his "invasion".
JONONEJohn Andrew Perello, aka JonOne, is an American graffiti artist and painter born in 1963 in New York. He lives and works in Paris since the end of the 1980s. JonOne is first of all a street artist from New York, without any academic training. Then, he invests the space of the canvas, support he now favors for his tags. He presents his paintings at exhibitions like Paris Graffiti, in 1991.
KAWAI LadyAya Toshikawa (Lady Kawai) was born in 1979 in Kobe, Japan. After graduating, she started working as a facilitator and found a job in the toys and games industry. In 1999, she produced posters, packaging design and skateboards. In general she makes paintings from photographs, representing beautiful female characters of Manga. Aya Toshikawa's artistic language is that of hand-drawn drawing, and all her works produced for Manga magazines maintain their expressive power, when painted on canvas.
Toshikawa's singular approach to the visual arts was very well received when she made her adaptations to oil.
KLASEN PeterFrom 1955, Peter Klasen began learning lithography and airbrushing techniques at the Berlin University of the Arts. In 1959, he arrived in Paris and, in 1960, moved to a workshop rue de Clignancourt. Since 1962, he is one of the founders of the Nouvelle Figuration.
M. CHATThoma Vuille is a painter of Franco-Swiss urban art born July 16, 19771 in Boudry, in the canton of Neuchâtel. He is the creator of the graphic series of Mr CHAT, smiling feline character created in the streets of Orleans in an approach combining optimism, transgression and culture of proximity.
MR. BRAINWASHMr.Brainwash is the nickname of Street Pop artist Thierry Guetta. Born in France and based in Los Angeles, Mr.Brainwash has surpassed the limits of pop culture for almost a decade, bringing his art to the street, gallery and screen. Armed with wheat dough, aerosol cans, brushes and paint buckets, Mr. Brainwash began attacking the streets in 2006 with stencils and posters of cherished icons and quickly became a well-known figure in the underground scene. flourishing art.
Now, Mr.Brainwash has exported his street art to six continents and has attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors to his massive solo art shows in multi-storey warehouses. He has created cover art and album campaigns for Madonna, Michael Jackson, Rick Ross, The Red Hot Peppers Chili, The Black Keys and others. He is the star and was the subject of Banksy's Exit Through The Gift Shop, nominated for an Oscar in 2010.