ALBENAlben is a young Bordeaux artist. Self-taught, he works as a painter in a workshop located above a nightclub on the quays of Bordeaux ("fabrick"). Having fallen into the art from an early age, he has been nourished by the multiplicity of images, advertising and documentaries, which he erects in "contemporary mythologies".
Marked by the velocity with which our contemporary society transmits and communicates on information, it is, at the same time, imbued with a protean musical universe. His challenge? Translating and transposing these sources into one's personal imagination, using various pictorial techniques.
BANKSYBanksy is the pseudonym of an artist known for his urban art (or street art) and also as a painter and director. Concealing his true identity, Banksy is surrounded by mystery. This artist combines the techniques of Warhol and the work in situ to convey his messages, which often mix politics, humor and poetry like Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Miss.Tic, Jef Aerosol or Blek the rat. Banksy's stencils are humorous images, sometimes combined with slogans.
The message is generally libertarian1, antimilitarist, anti-capitalist or antisystem. His characters are often rats, monkeys, policemen, soldiers, children, famous people or old people.
BLANCO JorgeJorge Blanco is a sculptor born in 1945 in Caracas. Designer, illustrator, graphic artist, this artist has multiple talents. It is especially thanks to sculpture, his true passion, that this Venezuelan has forged an international reputation. He exhibited in cities around the world, particularly in the United States where the artist contributes to the development of Public Art. Since the 80s, he has been refining a style of humor with his sculptures in bright and striking colors.
DUPONT AnnouckAnnouck Dupont is a Belgian sculptor, who offers us her dream in sharing. Annouck Dupont's inspiration comes from children and their drawings. She wants to transcribe their spontaneity, the way they have to blur the proportions with naivety, she wants to make the expression pure, the first throw. It is a way for her to break free from the codes, to break the academicism of her beginnings, to shift her style.
It is a universal mother who begs the first question: who am I? it is a matrix that, like a stone thrown into the living water, constantly increases the circles of its creation and seeks the voice of its unconscious.
GAD BERRYGad Berry was born in Paris in 1985. He considers being born to make art and celebrate the great icons of the previous century. In his work, he plays paradoxically with money and symbols known to all. He expresses his love and shares his sensitivity with humanity through his art. It is inspired by Andy Warhol's philosophy.
"Do not think about making art, just do it, let others decide if it's good or bad, like it or hate it, and as they decide, create more art" .
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'.
LAGASSE KarlKarl Lagasse was born in Paris on April 4, 1981, in a family of artists, he began to create collages and tags at the age of 7 years. From these tags and collages, he will go to painting and photography. He sells his first painting at the age of 15. Today Karl Lagasse is a painter but also a sculptor.
His achievements are, as he likes to say, from a "spontaneous, unthinking" approach that follow "the course of his emotions". Once the work is finished, he perceives "his own subjectivity as well as his truth".
MONTANARO RenatoRenato Montanaro is a painter and sculptor Franco-Italian, currently residing in Mulhouse. Influenced by Pop Art, he revisits classical works by introducing characters such as Lucky Luke or Popeye.
These incongruous marriages prove that the split between the major art and the popular art is due to a too narrow vision, insensitive to the creative impulse of the artist. In 2004, he created the bulldog "Hector" that he dressed in bronze, resin, aluminum.
MORIN GéraldineGéraldine Morin was born on February 10, 1976 in Strasbourg. Barely able to walk, she already handles pencils, brushes and paint tubes and develops an artistic sense out of the ordinary. She connects the visual arts in Strasbourg, and an advertising school in Paris (Académie Charpentier). Géraldine Morin then launches in the creation of plaster busts, then bronze sculptures and paintings.
At the same time, she creates costume jewelery as well as cardboard furniture and a baby collection (T-shirts, dishes ...). Géraldine Morin is also passionate about photography.
WAALD LorántFrench sculptor and artist Loránt Waald lives between Marrakech and Paris. After studying History of Art and Architecture, he discovered Marrakech and discovered in "this city of all paradoxes". It is also the meeting through its projects of architecture and decoration with a material: iron. He then forges the plan to reinvent this metal to the outdated reputation, cold and austere, to reveal on the contrary a strong character but nevertheless sensitive, tactile, generous.
Loránt Waald acquires in 2011 the status of artist-author in France. His works then cross the Mediterranean, and expose themselves in galleries of Saint-Tropez or in famous Parisian establishments such as the Buddha Bar Hotel.
Loránt Waald is a self-made man, a kind of rebel who does not owe his career at the institution, personally financing and selling to private collectors around the world.