Gianni Immordino aka ARPE, a 23-year-old artist lives and works in the South of France. Coming from the graffiti world since he was 15 years old, he began to express himself freely and in a “wild” way on the street, on walls, highways, subway stations, alongside other engravers of the region such as DOMER FIER of the RDP Crew, TOPER, and others of the AMC Crew. A career that led to arrests and costly fines.
In recent years, his style and techniques have evolved in a professional workshop setting for canvas creations, perfecting his stencils. His works testify his interest in American Graff and his taste for the PopArt codes that he handles with accuracy and freshness. ARPE is interested in the composition of superimposed works of colors, materials and techniques.
Auguste is a self-taught artist who currently lives and works in Bordeaux. The name, Auguste, is a pseudonym which refers to his years of study, as well as his first abstract works which decorated the walls of his student apartment. His technique is centered around color and shape. In his works, he likes to tell stories in popular and iconoclastic tones. His paintings, charged with a positive energy, are always associated with a touch of the elegant "glamour pop," which characterizes his works so well.
Auguste is represented in several galleries in France and abroad, and regularly exhibits in prestigious places. Many celebrities are fans.
Self-taught artist Benjamin Capdevielle has become recognized due to his large format paintings, which are always lively, colorful and modern. He has developed a personal aesthetic, nourished mainly by folk art. His paintings, an explosive mixture of collage, intense colors and cut-outs, take 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 propels viewers into action, in the heart of a universe imbued with a humorous energy.
DE POPLAVSKYArtist Alexander de Poplavsky integrates his acquired knowledge from the Penninghen School of Design, Graphic Art and Interior Architecture and flourishes in what he does, confirming his strong taste for art and creation. After taking a direction in interior design, he soon discovered his talent for drawing on canvas with marker.
He expresses himself through the symbolism embedded in his creations. By drawing from his environment, he nourishes his imagination and creates his own universe. His attention is particularly drawn to his environment, wisdom, vice, death and other elements which arouse his curiosity and intrigue him.
EZKEZK is a 35 year old French artist. His project, Art Against Poverty, brought him notoriety, as he highlighted wealth inequality. This gave him the idea to create his first stencil, "In which world Vuitton?"
For four years, EZK has been shocking and, above all, transforming Street Art into a space for reflection. His urban works seek to surprise, provoke emotion or even laughter among viewers.
In the Paris metro, it is common to meet a Looney Tunes character at the corner of a corridor. Dimitri Barilko, otherwise known as FAT in the street-art scene, makes this a routine course, a sort of treasure hunt, where one follows cartoon characters and not metro stations.
Born in 1991 in Paris, this young artist first graduated from a CAP photography program before continuing his studies at Lycée Brassai, a professional school of photography and image-making.
Happy Squad is a collective of three young French artists. They work in stencil technique and explore a wide variety of themes for their artworks.
Born in the South of France in 1989, Nicolas Herbé proposes in his exhibitions and works an abstract " analphabetic " graffiti.
He expresses his need to freely deposit the trace of a channeling of the emotions he feels.
Very active on many projects, he is constantly inspired by the New York energy and proposes a raw look of street art as in its origin.
IOYEIOYE, originally from the western suburbs of Paris, discovered graffiti in the late 80's. The technical skill present is his works is indisputable, giving them a recognizable tone and aesthetic through dynamic lettering and percussive color schemes, harmonious through the rest of his works.
In 1998, after obtaining a Diploma of Crafts at the Boulle School, IOYE went to work in Athens for a year, taking this opportunity to paint the walls of the Greek capital, leaving his mark. The grand size of his pieces create an immediate visual impact within the cityspace. His abundant production also allows him to assert his style, and to influence against all odds, a whole generation of "writers."
JOHANNE 8Born in 1974 in Lyon, Johanne 8 currently lives and works in Paris. After her first exhibition in a Parisian art gallery in the Marais, her artworks are now exhibited nationally, in France, and all over the world.
Her source of inspiration is drawn from her childhood memories, filled with super-heros and American comics from the 50's. She is also inspired by Hello Kitty, Walt Disney, the Simpsons, and by many other elements from American culture, such as logos, advertisements and street art.
JONONEThe first New York graffiti artist to come and settle in Paris where the movement exploded. John found his inspiration among other mixed-race youths, inspired by a new adventure. Walls, iron curtains and market trucks bear the brunt of this. But there’s more. After several years squatting in Bretonneau Hospital centre -the name given to the squat officially established between 1990 and 1995 on the premises of the Bretonneau Hospital- John set up his first artist’s studio. At the heart of this unique place, distinguished by the creative spirit of the 90s in France, he exhibits his work along with his practices. Taking inspiration from his younger years, JonOne aims to evoke a mythical image, an original memory: the dazzling trail of colour left by a tagged metro train… like a revelation. Thus the street, graffiti, the tunnels. While today JonOne is making the most of the next half century of his life, he still holds on to his memories of the streets with great fondness… “The strength of the streets is still strong. It excites me” recalls the artist.
Frank JonsBorn in 1964 in Boulogne-Billancourt, France, Frank Jons has been living and working in Luxembourg since 2001. With an accounting and financial studies diploma under his belt, he decided to follow his childhood passion of painting, and in 1996 he decided to devote himself fully to his art. His first show was part of the Estève exhibition at the Grand Palais in 1986.
Some of his inspirations are Matisse, Van Gogh, Debré, Alechinsky, Rothko and Soulages. Frank Jons is enchanted by color, evident in his bright works. In 2000, he undertook an 8-month long trip to North America and the Arctic Circle in a motorhome with a woman and a child. This journey change his way of working, as upon his return to art, he moved from acrylic to oil.
NYNE FACTORYNyne Factory was born in 1984 in Clermont-Ferrand, and is currently living and working in the south of France. After studying applied arts, computer graphics and visual communication, she set out with determinationto follow her passion for painting, in which she address themes that are dear to her, such as social issues.
Her interests, exhibited through her artworks, lie in humans, animals and their emotions. Drawing inspiration from everyday life, she seeks to share her melancholic yet hopeful vision of our collective human condition. Her artistic influences are numerous places; such as Pop Art, Street Art, and Contemporary Art.
Originally from Saint-Etienne, France, Oakoak is an anonymous artist who does not want to reveal his identity. Originally a graffiti artist, his humorous works entangle our urban environment with influential characters from his childhood, like the Simpsons.
ONEMIZEROneMizer first discovered painting in Africa during the 1990's, where he spent his childhood. When he arrived to Paris in 2006, he began studying art at the MJM Graphic Design School, but shortly after, chose to pursue his own, self-taught training. By meeting various graffiti artists, he was able to understand the evocative power that Street Art holds, and began to express himself in vacant lots hidden in the city.
Today, his canvases pay hommage to personalities who have shaped history, and the visual impact, as well as the shocking color he employs, make his works unmistakably original.
QUENTIN SHADA self-taught artist, Quentin Shad was born and continues to live and work in Paris. Graduated with a professional license in negotiation and communication, he works in the commercial sales world. With his father being an executive restorer in the workshop of the Louvre Museum and his mother a fine arts professor, he has grown up immersed in the arts.
Influenced by the entirety of graffiti culture, he recently launched himself into working with acrylic. Stylistically, he works in a fine and structured manner, revisiting beloved characters with a modern touch.
Benjamin SPARKBenjamin Spark is a French-Belgian painter born in France in 1969 whose visual language is freely inspired by the history of art and popular culture, redeploying canonized styles and genres while borrowing images from the cultural mainstream, as well as some 1990s subcultures.
Before becoming an artist, Benjamin Spark first founded and worked in an Internet company in Paris before abandoning this professional path at the age of 30 to devote himself to painting1.
He took evening classes at the National School of Fine Arts in Paris in the field of drawing.
He then left Paris permanently to settle in Brussels in 2006 and find a studio to practice his art.
His career took off upon his arrival in Belgium.