AUGUSTEAuguste is a self-taught artist who lives and works in Bordeaux today. Auguste is a pseudonym who refers to his years of study and his first abstract works decorate the walls of his student apartment. His technique is centered on color and shapes. In his works, he likes to tell stories in a tone, both popular and iconoclastic. His paintings are charged with a positive energy always associated with a touch of elegance "glamor pop" which characterizes so well his works.
Auguste is represented in several galleries in France and abroad and regularly exhibits in prestigious places and many celebrities have the fruit.
CAPDEVIELLE BenjaminSelf-taught, Benjamin Capdevielle has been noticed in recent years by his large format paintings, always alive, very colorful and modern. He has developed a personal aesthetic, nourished mainly by folk art. His painting, an explosive mixture of collages and intense colors of color and cut out of black, takes us to another world populated by icons, superheroes and fantastic creatures.
Influenced by the culture of American comics, Japanese manga and Street Art, his work feeds on the collective memory of an entire generation. His work immediately projects us into action, in the heart of a universe imbued with an amazing and humorous energy
CRASHJohn Matos became Crash in the late 1970s. Crash began a long and respected career in the art world with his first gallery exhibition in 1981. From then on, Crash fought to accept graffiti as an art recognized by the classical artistic community.
Faithful to bomb painting, fat cap style, colours and vivid colours, Crash has a radical approach recognized by all communities. His symbol: an eye present on most of his canvases.
DARUDaru is a duo of French artists made up of a graffiti artist and an artistic director. They work and create works mainly on pallet wood. By using this support, they give it a noble appearance (while contributing to recycling!). The combination of ideas and techniques constitute the strength of DARU also mixing the universes of each. They have fun diverting cartoon characters by staging them with a critical and humorous vision of our daily life . This combination gives simple but always effective works.
DE POPLAVSKYIt is by integrating Penninghen, the School of Design, Graphic Art and Interior Architecture that Alexander really flourishes in what he does and thus confirms his strong taste for art and creation. He then took the direction of interior design through his training, but he soon discovered his talent for drawing on canvas marker.
He likes to express himself through the symbolism of his creations, and it is by drawing from his environment that he nourishes his imagination and creates his universe. His attention is particularly drawn to his surroundings, wisdom, vice, death and other elements that arouse his curiosity and intrigue him.
EZKEZK is a 35 years old French artist. His project Art Against Poverty brings him a notoriety highlighting the inequality of wealth giving him the idea of his first stencil "In which world Vuitton? ".
For four years, the artist has been shocking and, above all, transforming the street into a space for reflection. His urban and creative art seeks to create astonishment, laughter or emotion among passers-by.
FATIn the Paris metro, it is not uncommon to meet a Looney Tunes at the corner of a corridor. Dimitri Barilko, where FAT in name of street-artist / street-art, makes this routine course, a treasure hunt where you follow cartoon characters and not stations.
Born in 1991 in Paris, this young artist is first graduated from a CAP photography before continuing his studies at Lycée Brassai, a professional school of photography and image.
IOYEIoye, from the western suburbs of Paris, discovered graffiti in the late 80s. In the region, the technical level is indisputable. The tone is thus given, and its leitmotif will be decisive for the rest of his work: the perpetual search for a harmonious, dynamic letter and with percussive color schemes.
In 1998, after obtaining a Diploma of Crafts at Boulle School, he went to work in Athens for a year, taking this opportunity to leave his mark by covering the walls of the Greek capital. The imposing size of its pieces creates an immediate visual impact in the space of the city. His abundant production will also allow him to assert his style, and to influence against all odds, a whole generation of 'writers'.
JLD aka Naej Puol is a self-taught artist his work to connect with figurative art His career in private hospitalization more precisely in maternity hospitals inspired his these drawings, which refer to the symbolism of the woman through the symbolism of the woman. a very personal interpretation of the female sex. also a satirical mockery of male sexuality. A confusing whole with multiple ambiguities
Johanne 8Born in 1974 in Lyon, Johanne 8 lives and works in Paris now. After her first exhibition in an art gallery in Paris, Marais, her art works are exhibited nowadays in France and all over the world.
Her source of inspiration is from her childhood memories, such as super-heros, pulps and American comics from the 50's. She is also inspired by Hello Kitty, Walt Disney, the Simpsons, and by many elements from American culture, including logos, advertisements and street art.
JONS FrankBorn in 1964 in France in Boulogne-Billancourt, Frank Jons lives and works in Luxembourg since 2001. A diploma of accounting and financial studies in his pocket but a passion for painting since his childhood, it is in 1996 that he decides to devote oneself fully to it. The first click is the Estève exhibition at the Grand Palais in 1986.
Matisse, Van Gogh, Debré, Alechinsky, Rothko or Soulages, Frank Jons devours art but it is the color that grabs him. In 2000, he undertakes an 8-month trip to the United States and Canada to the Arctic Circle, in a motorhome with a woman and a child, who will change his way of working because, as a practical matter, he will move from acrylic oil during his journey.
MEL RAMOSMel Ramos (born 1935 in Sacramento) is an American painter representing the pop art movement. Born on 24 July 1935 in Sacramento, he began his artistic studies in the same city in 1953. He first exhibited at the David Stuart Gallery in 1965 and in Europe from 1971. The Oakland Museum in California dedicates his first retrospective exhibition in 1977.
Mel Ramos' painting is part of pop art. Like Roy Lichtenstein, he was inspired, at the beginning of his career, by the imagery of American comics, by painting the effigies of Batman or Flash Gordon. He then tackles the theme of the Pin-up, whose figures stand out on backgrounds represented by brand logos. Around the 1970s, he turned away from the classics of art history such as Edouard Manet’s Olympia or Jacques-Louis David’s Love and Psyche.
MOUNIER BriceThe fabric of Brice Mounier's art combines both color and minimalist aspect, which can be found in both abstract and figurative work. His work, freed from the idea that one makes oneself of the "beautiful", makes the colors correspond to the emotions that they arouse and to the artistic references that they evoke. The artist organizes and collects sources of pictorial documentation to become references. His colorful universe has roots in eclectic fields such as Pop Art, Mangas, Marvel, DC Comics, but also film culture.
Each series comes from a dematerialization of his eventful life in order to give a new graphic interpretation - covered with a varnish - like a second skin. Loving the contact with the material, the artist, with the kinesthetic sensitivity exacerbated, decided to affix his own fingerprint on the edge of the painting as a signature.
MR. BRAINWASHThierry Guetta, known as street artist "Mr Brainwash", is living in Los Angeles. He begon to make his own stencils and posters in the streets of Paris and acquired a great notoriety with his portaits of famous Pop art artists.
NYNE FACTORYNyne Factory was born in 1984 in Clermont-Ferrand. She is currently working in the south of France After training in applied arts, computer graphics and visual communication, she sets out with determination in painting to offer personal works and to address themes that are dear to her.
She likes to deal with social issues. The human being, the animals and their emotions occupy a preponderant place in his work. Drawing inspiration from everyday life, she seeks to share her melancholy and hopeful vision of our human condition. His artistic influences are numerous: Pop Art, Street Art, Contemporary Art.
Originally from Saint-Etienne, Oakoak is an artist who does not want to reveal his identity. Originally a graffiti artist, he amuses himself most of the time to divert our urban environment with the help of characters that influenced his childhood, like the Simpsons.
ONEMIZERMizer discovers painting in the 90s in Africa where he spent his childhood. When he arrived in Paris in 2006, he began studying art at the MJM Graphic Design School but chose to pursue his self-taught training. By meeting many graffiti artists, he understands the evocative power of Street Art and begins to express himself in vacant lots hidden from view.
Today his canvases revisit portraits of personalities who have made history: the visual impact and the shock of colors make each of his works more original than the others.
QUENTIN SHADA self-taught artist, Quentin Shad was born and works in Paris.
Graduated with a professional license in negotiation and communication he practises the trade of commercial itinerant.
From an executive restorer in the workshops of the Louvre Museum and a mother professor of plastic arts, he has been immersed in the arts since his earliest age.
Influenced by the culture of graffiti in its entirety, he recently launched himself into acrylic. Having a fine and structured style, it revisits our favorite characters with a touch of modernity.
SETHIn the mid-1990s, while studying art and working in advertising, Seth began painting Parisian walls. He specializes in representing characters, often young children. In 2000, graduated from the National School of Decorative Arts (ENSAD), he published with Gautier Bischoff Kapital, a book on graffiti hailed by the critics, which became a bestseller. The two authors founded the publishing house "L’œil d'or", whose Wasted Talent collection features monographs by artists on the walls. In 2003, he organized many trips where he could meet different artists who inspired him, he drew a book, Globe-painter, which received the special jury's prize from the travel book festival in 2007. An admirer of popular cultures, he collaborated on numerous frescoes in France but also abroad where he demonstrated finesse and subtlety. Often using color for his works, he is also a presenter and author of documentaries.
SKYZOBorn in 1973, Skyzo discovered the Hip-Hop movement through Graffiti in 1986/87. After a few years of getting his hands on the walls of Eastern Paris, he joined the CIA group in 1992.
Adept of typography, these blockletters, its cleanliness and precision are part of its reputation.
At the beginning of 2010, in parallel with the resumption of his activities on the wall, he began a more artistic work on canvas, then he declined his aspirations on other urban supports, such as traffic signs.
He has always been a fan of cars, and especially of Porsche, he also uses hoods to make them objects of unique decorations.
SOKLAKBorn in Paris in 1977, he lives and works in Montreuil.
It is in the metro, at the age of 8, that he knows his first pictorial shock by discovering the graffiti that decorate corridors and wagons.
A few years later, in 1995, he placed his first tags and very quickly became passionate about aerosol paint. He integrates several collectives, paints in many vacant lots and places his signature wherever he wants.
In 2002, he tried to recreate on canvas what several years of graffiti had taught him. This approach aims to give greater scope to his experiments; the use of new tools, materials and techniques offering his work a different dimension. Accustomed to painting walls in a few hours, he can now spend more.
SPEEDY GRAPHITOOne of the first street artist in France, Speedy Graphito is known today as one of the most famous artist of his generation. Inspired by the "Figuration libre" in the beginning of the 80's, the "Graphito Style", became famous by his colouring graphical style, which describe a part from the memory of Parisian walls.
He uses all kind of forms of expressions, paintings, sculpture and installation to translate an universal language during periods of time through history.
SUN7Sun7 is a child of intersections and overlaps between word and image, poetry and color, art and street. In the 1990s, he discovered the universe of New York tags. Aerosol bomb in hand, it attacks the skin of the walls, from Paris to New York. He multiplies performances and interventions in Paris, Lyon and Marseille, then in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Jakarta. He then uses the canvas, the panel, the metal plates ...
His register is mixed with multiple influences: action painting, Arabic calligraphy, Latin tattoos. But that's the word that dominates. A mesh of words, most often indecipherable and which, assembled, compose portraits and self-portraits. Obvious portraits but coded texts, his work is a subtle game between appearances and disappearances.
TRISTAMFrom 1980 to 1990, Tristam had sevi in the collective of painter "The smoking Muslims", with Francky Boy, Waty, Fabrice Langlade, Gangloff & Cesar Maurel. After an aside musical "public", he resumed in 1992 his activity as a painter. Tristam says with humor that his work is "the subject of an underground cult on the whole planet".
If one only asks to believe it, one will come to discover by oneself his large colored canvases, cheeky, shameless, history, as Alphonse Allais would say "to get an idea by oneself even if it's wrong "...
This young French artist born in 1988 is formed by the art school MJM Graphic Design. His Pop-Art inspiration mixes with Street-Art and Dadaism. He works on different media: he begins by making abstract films, then photography, before becoming interested in the painting in which he merges his various learning.
It is through a series of photographs and representative paintings that he puts forward his philosophy of "Making art the simplicity of not being".