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Adrian Falkner Adrian Falkner is building upon 20 years of ongoing success: Under his writer name SMASH137 he has achieved worldwide recognition. His graffiti can be seen on countless walls and his style is considered to be formative worldwide, as he combines technical precision with an innovative approach to the traditional vocabulary of graffiti writing. [...]

Andrew Schoultz Born in 1975 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Andrew Schoultz currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He is a full-time artist, whose fame makes him travelling all around United States and overseas for exhibitions in museums and galleries. He also makes large-scale public murals artworks, which can be seen worldwide, from Los Angeles [...]

Anthony Lister Anthony Lister is a contemporary Australian-born painter and installation artist, best known for his merging of “high” and “low” cultural imagery in his work. He is looked to as one of the best painters in street art anywhere in the world. Born in 1979 in Brisbane, Australia, he studied at the Queensland College [...]

Belin Born in 1979 in Linares, Spain, Miguel Angel Belinchon Bujes, alias Belin, is famous for his talented way of spreading hyperrealism codes among suburban landscapes. This Spanish urban artist has more than 15 years of experience in street art and urban art. Surrealist and innovator, he developed the Post Neo Cubism, a mix of [...]

Ben Eine Born in London, Ben Eine is one of the most successful street artists in the world and is regarded as a pioneer in the exploration of graffiti letterforms. Originally a graffiti writer, Eine started his career over 30 years ago, leaving his first tag all over London before developing his distinct typographic style. [...]

Bezt Urban poetics, now this is a subject mastered to extreme perfection by Bezt, a Polish member of the team ETAM Cru. The staggering formats that Bezt deploys in solo or with his acolyte Sainer require technical prowess and professional equipment. An example of an urban art establishing itself as a legitimate institutionalized production. The [...]

Bom.K Born in 1973 in the southern suburbs of Paris, Bom.K fell into graffiti at the age of 17, via the sacrosanct Bibles that are "Spray Can Art" and "Subway Art '. Under the influence of contemporary pioneers, he learned the grammar of movement on the walls, vacant lots and trains in his neighborhood, where [...]

C215 Emotions, expressions, humanity, here is the vocabulary transcribed on canvas and walls by C215 alias Christian Guémy. Known as one of the legends of the urban Parisian scene, his works mix symbols of urban rejection. Street kids, homeless, drug-addicts, they are all waiting for time to fly by although it does not happen quickly [...]

Case Maclaim Case is a German Graffiti Artist living in Frankfurt / Main. His images are based on the re-presentation of body shapes and photo-realistic portraits. He is one of the four members of the “Maclaim Crew”, which was founded in 2000 and is considered as pioneer in photo-realistic representation within the graffiti scene. He [...]

Cryptik Cryptik creates from a palette of wonder, where all science, math, and true art spring from equal mystery. His is a clear-eyed art practice of more questions asked than answered. The Southern Californian creative’s intricate, almost trance-inducing works—be they on mammoth walls, slap stickers, or hanging in galleries—find voice in images of spiritual universality. [...]

Da Mental Vaporz BOM.K - BLO - BRUSK - DRAN - GRIS1 - ISO - JAW - KAN - LEK - SOWAT The French graffiti crew “Da Mental Vaporz” was created in 1999 by Bom.k and Iso within the Paris suburbs. Soon joined by Kan, they stood out by making huge murals in sordid lands [...]

DALeast Hailing from Wuhan, central China’s most populous city, Daleast depicts the tense relationship between contrasting worlds — the natural and artificial, the organic and the synthetic. His aesthetic strives to bring these seemingly irreconcilable binaries into coalescence. Although his trademark style — his metallic, monochromatic, sculptural figures — can now be experienced all over [...]

David de la Mano David de la Mano is a Spanish contemporary artist born in Salamanca in 1975. He decided to work in the art field after his study in the art school of Salamanca. He started by creating sculptures, he discovered then the urban art thanks to other artists. Since 1993, he is drawing [...]

Devin Troy Strother Devin Troy Strother is a young American Artist based in Los Angeles. Strother’s work plucks materials out of their expected context and gives them back refigured as complex and multi-layered collages, sculptures and installations that are characterised by a highly spontaneous, unmistakable individual style. Trademark cartoon-like figures striking celebratory poses fill scenes [...]

Eric Lacan Eric Lacan, aka Monsieur Qui, born in 1976 in Montreuil in the Parisian suburbs, now lives and works nearby in Vincennes. After collaborating in the 1990s with the PG (Putain de Gosses) crew and the 132 crew, he moved in the early 2000s from Paris to Marseille, where he had no time for [...]

Ernest Zacharevic “En avant les histoires !” This famous French advertising slogan (inciting children to invent an adventure story with Playmobil toys) is a maxim that certainly illustrates Ernest Zacharevic’s art. But these particular stories are full of derision, denunciation and humor. And always use playful childish vocabulary. Playmobil figures, slides, dinosaurs or Tom and [...]

Etam Cru Urban poetry is a subject mastered by the group ETAM CRU which combines under its initials the Polish duo of Sainer and Betz. The monumental formats deployed by ETAM CRU require technical skill and precision. They are an example of urban art now established as a legitimate and institutionalized production. The monumental is [...]

Faith XLVII Faith XLVII is an internationally-acclaimed visual artist from South Africa who is currently based in Los Angeles. Through her work she attempts to disarm the strategies of global realpolitik, in order to advance the expression of personal truth. In this way, her work is both an internal and spiritual release that speaks to [...]

Fidia Falaschetti Offbeat and humoristic iconographies, here are visuals revealed by Fidia Falaschetti with spirit and imagination. And no one can escape from him; Disney, Facebook, Nike, Internet are a sample of the icons and logos which have suffered from Fidia’s sharp humour. With playful mockery, Fidia transforms Mickey Mouse’s face into a butt, and [...]

Harif Guzman Harif Guzman is a world-renowned contemporary artist and a fashion designer born in Venezuela in 1975, currently living in New York. The city is not only his home but also his canvas and source of inspiration. His artistic influences derive from his experiences of honest craft and image making while he was working [...]

Hebru Brantley Hebru Brantley creates narrative driven work revolving around his conceptualized iconic characters. Brantley utilizes these iconic characters to address complex ideas around nostalgia, the mental psyche, power and hope. The color palettes, pop-art motifs and characters themselves create accessibility around Brantley’s layered and multifaceted ideas. Majorly influenced by the South Side of Chicago’s [...]

Hush Formally trained for five years at the Newcastle school of art and design, HUSH took to painting after years spent working as an art director in the Far East. His work translates directly from street to gallery; recent sold-out shows include Fatales at Lazarides, London, Unseen at Corey Helford, Los Angeles and Sirens at [...]

Inti From the name of the Inca divinity, it is not surprising if Inti transcribes his expression with warm, embosoming effects. Gigantesque sizes are for him an obsession just as the Latin representations, which are a reference to his Chilean roots. Thus, his famous « kusillo » is dressed from head to foot with bullets, [...]

Jan Kaláb Jan Kaláb is a Czech contemporary artist born in 1978. In the 1990s, as the country was opening itself to the artistic influences of the western world, Jan Kaláb, became a pioneer of the local graffiti scene. Under the name of “Cake”, he started tagging walls of his hometown with his crew DSK. [...]

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, alias JC/DC, is born in Casablanca, Morocco, in 1949. He is primarily known for his talent as a fashion designer, dressing everyone from John Lennon and Lady Gaga to Pope John Paul II. For more than 40 years, he has been blending in a remarkable way, art with fashion, [...]

JonOne John Andrew Perello, alias JonOne or Jon156, is an American graffiti artist born in 1963. Originally from Harlem, New York, he lives and works now in Paris. He started tagging his name “Jon156” all over the neighborhood at the age of 17. In 1984, he founded the 156 All Starz Crew, who bring together [...]

Kan It was as an adolescent that Kan discovered graffiti. His meeting with Bom K pushed him to join the mythical DMV (Da Mental Vaporz) group. Defining himself as a "Street Pointillist", Kan went on to develop an innovative aesthetic. Combining his passion for computing (or IT) and design with the traditional Graffiti technique, he [...]

Kenny Scharf Kenny Scharf is an American painter born in 1958 in Hollywood in California. He is still currently living and working in California in Los Angeles. This artist gained his notoriety and fame in New-York in the 1980s. He is fascinated by the surrealist and pop art movements. In 1978, he moved to New-York [...]

L'Atlas Jules Dedet, most known as L’ATLAS, is a French contemporary artist born in 1978. Fascinated by the history of calligraphy, he invented his own typographic language under methodical lines of a map. Arabic calligraphy and geometry get together to reveal a unique and subtle optical art that invade walls, floor, and canvases. With a [...]

Ludo Ludo is a contemporary artist born in 1976 in Paris. He is currently living and working in Paris. He studied art in Milan and started to create murals in Paris when he was a teenager. He started collage in 2007 which is now his trademark, as much as his favorite colors - black, white [...]

Marko93 Marko93, alias DarkVapor, is a graffiti artist and a light painter from Seine Saint-Denis, in France. He developed his own aesthetic style inspired by the graffiti from New York. His "Calligraffiti” is the gathering of the graffiti with an Arabic influenced calligraphy, joined together in an abstract way, as a form of texture. He [...]

Maya Hayuk Maya Hayuk’s paintings are dazzling glows of light and color in an ongoing pursuit of the psychedelic experience in visual form, injecting political activism and humor throughout. Her extensive love of indigenous imagery and music inspire the vigor and spontaneous dance of her work. Hayuk weaves visual information from her immediate surroundings into [...]

Meguru Yamaguchi Meguru Yamaguchi was born and raised in Shibuya, Tokyo, and now works in Brooklyn, New-York. Meguru Yamaguchi achieves a uniquely chaotic, vibrantly intense and visually robust abstraction, through a technique he’s invented and refers to as “Cut & Paste”. The method entails laying out paints on plastic sheets to dry, then cutting, peeling [...]

Mehdi Cibille Mehdi Cibille has been graphist, director of big communication agencies before being street artist full time. Specialized in noughts and cross’ games arty representation, his style highlights the link between art, sciences and mathematics in all his artworks. Mehdi Cibille, also called “Le MoDuLe de ZeeR”. He took “Le MoDuLe de ZeeR” as [...]

Michael Reeder Michael Reeder was born in Dallas, Texas in 1982, where he grew up influenced by the local skate and street culture. Drawing and painting in traditional mediums from a young age, Reeder found himself drawn to the underground, unseen, yet very public form of painting graffiti. He later moved to New York City [...]

Michael Vasquez Michael Vasquez’s work explores a world of misguided youth coming of age, trying to find themselves. In search of acceptance and belonging within an inherent disposition of broken homes and underserved communities, Vasquez’s subjects are primed for the influence and allure of neighborhood street gangs and cliques as they navigate the expectations and [...]

Mist The tag in its purest form, here is the menu proposed by MIST. The alphabet is his playground and he amuses himself by transforming and turning it upside down in order to give life to some astonished creatures. Excelling in a vital and autodidact art, MIST makes of the city his daily museum by [...]

Niels Shoe Meulman Niels Shoe Meulman is a visual artist, known for his gestural paintings which reveal vivid traces of graffiti and calligraphy. He revolutionized the art of writing when he initiated the Calligraffiti movement, claiming “a word is an image and writing is painting”. Being a graffiti pioneer from Amsterdam, Shoe tagged along with [...]

Nunca The work of Nunca (Portuguese for Never) is heavily influenced by the geometric patterns and colours found in the indigenous artwork and culture of South America. By placing images of native rural people from South America within the urban context of Sao Paulo his work comments on the history and culture of the city [...]

Rafael Sliks The graffiti painter Rafael Sliks was born in São Paulo in Brazil. His study of calligraphy influenced his art : his graffiti signature creates a new aesthetic to reproduce and give birth to new artwork in murals, door or pictures. His abstract artworks highlight different types of lines to make people travelling through [...]

Retna Los Angeles-based artist RETNA accesses spaces between text-based imagery and abstract emotive states with his mysterious lines of verse. Each block of text is a sophisticated system of hieroglyphs, calligraphy and illuminated script. With influences from Arabic, Egyptian, Hebrew, Anglo-Saxon (or Old English) and Native American typographies, RETNA’s distinctive language communicates a personal form [...]

Robert Proch Although he graduated from the Poznan Academy of Fine Arts in 2012, this Polish artist has been developing his concept of graffiti in the street since the early 2000s, while carrying out further research into animation films. After his first Paris solo show Turn the Corner in 2013, the young 28-year-old artist continued [...]

Romero Britto Romero Britto is a Brazilian artist, born in 1963. He currently resides and creates his artworks in Miami. Autodidact, he fills his daily life with colors thanks to recycled cardboards, newspapers and a lot of imagination. He developed and made growing his artistic passion. In 1983, he began his trip to Europe to [...]

Ron English A prolific New York-based painter, designer and street artist, world famous for unforgettable images, on the street, in museums, movies, books, television, and album covers, Ron English coined the term POPaganda for his signature, a mash-up of high and low cultural touchstones, from superhero mythology to totems of art history, humorously turning advertising [...]

Sainer A dreamlike aesthetic that excels in the facial interpretation, here is what Sainer reveals, being member of the “ETAM cru” co-operative that combines the two Polish artists Sainer and Bezt. He especially works with the human representation with a particular ability that only reveals certain features of his characters’ faces. However these features are [...]

Seth In the mid-90s, Julien Malland began mural painting in the 20th arrondissement of Paris under the name of « Seth ». He became famous among Parisian graffiti artists by creating characters. Graduated from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs from Paris (ENSAD), he published in 2000, in collaboration with Gauthier Bischoff, “Kapital, one year of graffiti [...]

Sowat Sowat made his first paintings on railways, highways and wasteland of Marseille. As a DMV member, he develops a work inspired by Cholo calligraphy - Chaz Bojorquez graffiti, Latino art gangs used to delimitate their territories in Los Angeles. His first meeting with Lek in 2009 marked the beginning of their “Mausolée” project, a [...]

Stickymonger Stickymonger is a New York-based artist whose giant murals transform ordinary spaces into eerie, dreamlike, parallel universes. Looking into the large eyes of her animation-inspired subjects, the viewer is invited to explore the interplay of darkness and light, as well as the tension between innocence and fear, femininity and anxiety. The artist’s early murals [...]

Tanc A painting by Tanc is a discovery "There it is. You like it, you’re interested, and you interact with it as little by little your spirit, your unconscious, begins to understand and you perceive it differently. It pervades you, and you move into it, as emotions, vibrations and thoughts arise in you. It becomes [...]

Tavar Zawacki Tavar Zawacki (born 1981) is an American abstract artist based in Berlin, Germany. For twenty years (1996–2016) Tavar Zawacki created and signed all of his artworks with his street artist pseudonym, 'ABOVE'. At the age of 19, Tavar bought a one-way flight from California to Paris, France, bringing with him a backpack full [...]

Thomas Canto Born in 1979 in France. Inspired by experts across a variety of industries, Thomas Canto has charged himself with the task of finding the connection between the different areas. He is known for his work distorting speed and city structures until their original forms are effectively unrecognizable. Regardless of the genre, Canto finds [...]

Tilt Born in 1973 in Toulouse, where he still lives and works, TILT is an internationally recognized graffiti artist. His passion for skateboarding naturally led him to discover a whole new universe at a very young age. In this world he came across the aesthetics and philosophy of graffiti, the transgressions it implied, as well [...]

Trevor Andrew Trevor Andrew (b. 1979; Nova Scotia, Canada) Trevor “Trouble” Andrew, aka Gucci Ghost, is a multi-disciplinary Artist, based in Los Angeles, CA.  He is internationally known for his raw street aesthetic and pop art sensibility. Trevor’s recent work explores our relationship with consumer culture, bending the perception of what is “real” and what [...]

Zes ZES, aka Zeser, is a contemporary artist from Los Angeles who is part of the graffiti crew MSK (Mad Society Kings) since the early 90s. He became well known for creating intensely ambitious works even in the most extreme locations such as tall buildings and billboards. His artworks are created with brushes and acrylic [...]

Zest Franck Noto, alias ZEST, born in 1980, is an autodidact street artist from Montpellier, France. He started painting in the early 2000’s with the graffiti crew TDM. With the years, Zest completely abandoned the realism of his initial artworks to go for a more abstract style, using the codes of cubism with the decomposition [...]