Christophe Verdon (@acotedelaplaque) is an artist «Plaqueticien». Indeed, he expresses himself only through his street plates, either by creating real enamelled street plates, or by its stencils and collages in the streets.
A sort of personal Pantheon, with inspirations as diverse as Perec, Dalí, Mesnager, Banksy… his work is a double declaration of love to Art and Paris.
The main idea is that the collage spaces must resonate with the pasted works, such as «Place de la liberté d’expression» Rue Nicolas Appert (siege of Charlie Hebdo), «Abbey» Rue de l’Abbaye, or to the news «Impasse of global warming» created for the COP21 and «enhanced» by a Donald Trump for his visit to Paris, «Place de la Fraternité», collage.
One of my most important areas of inspiration is the community of artists I surround myself with. Painting in particular can be a very lonely and isolating practice, so I make a point to attend drawing groups and I share studio space with David Choong Lee. Although the process can be solitary, I paint to commune with others and allow them entrance into my interiority. Painting connects me to my world and times and culture. I always hope to create work that will invoke in someone else the feelings I have had before great art.
As a self-taught artist, Agathon animated his first surfaces under the double influence of Free Figuration and Street Art.
Paris based street artist, I make colorful patterned animals, with purpose to bring joy to people by reintroducing free whimsical animals in the urban landscape.
At age 79 this Artist has truly seen it all. Currently he is making waves in the Art scene in China. As former president of the Academy of Fine Arts in Madrid, he worked hand in hand with the greatest Masters of his time Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Cesar Manrique. His Artistic journeys have involved collaborations reaching from the previous Spanish King to the wife of the Shah of Persia. Over The course of The Last 50 years he has developed a unique signature style that will be revered long after he will be gone.
Human Soul is the result of two artists’ collaboration: Anne Laure Maison and Michel Cam. On board of their boat-workshop Ilo2, they reach out to the inhabitants of South East Asian coasts in order to draw their portrait. The monumental collages resulting from the collection of data during the immersive phase of the project gives life to these “invisible”, these people living on the coast, vulnerable to the weather. The artists involve them in the in-situ setup of their canvas. There, art becomes a universal language creating a bridge between different realities. The video recording is also an important part of this singular relational work.
Born in 1986 in Paris, Ardif is a French street artist who lives and works in Paris. After completing his foundation in art studies, Ardif specialised in architecture. His background in architecture and his taste for steampunk machines can be found in his works. He draws inspiration from pop culture, the cinematographic works of Miyazaki (1941), Star Wars and animals, of which he is particularly fond.
World renowned Swiss visual artist, painter, photographer & performer. Working between Barcelona, Beijing, Berlin, Paris & Geneva
A discreet and mysterious artist, BLOCK 513 is one of the emerging artists from the European Street Art scene and more generally from urban art. Living between Paris, Brittany and London, he occupies an original place thanks to the imaginary world he created with his “Worms”. A universe of creatures that is populated by funny and mischievous little characters. Some have only one head, others have only one arm ending in an arrow. These fantastic and supernatural little beings are often accompanied by fantastic flowers and objects diverted from everyday life as well as the strange little worms that are the “Worms”. The “Worms” with or without legs are omnipresent in his creations.
I mainly use spray paint cans but also other tools such as alcohol markers, colored pencils, posca pencils, marker, watercolor paint, acrylic, pastel.
Her main works stand out above all by a subtle and strong style, full of glamour and humor, mixing both femininity and feminism, historical references and pop art.
Catherine Gfeller is a Swiss artist. She currently lives and works in Paris and Montpellier after having lived in New York from 1995 to 1999.
Levalet developed a series of characters, based on photographs or self-portraits, that are displayed on the streets of Paris. Since 2013, he has began to host xhibition in galleries and participate in international events.
Christian Thomas, painter and sculptor, lives and works in Paris, France.
Cindy Shih was born in Taiwan and immigrated to Los Angeles with her family at the age of three. She moved to the Bay Area in 2005, and currently resides and works in San Francisco.
He first expresses himself on canvas and paper and then quickly moves into the urban environment, in search of larger spaces. The artist is very interested in lightpainting and customizing his own lamps to create light drawings. Small feature: he uses both hands with the same skill.
Michel «Cren» Pietsch, born in April 1970, grew up as the son of a Frenchwoman and a German in Lehrte near Hannover. In his childhood and youth, he visited the French part of his family with his parents on a regular basis. So not only his family’s roots are in the French Departement du Nord and in Lower Saxony in Northern Germany, but also his artistic beginnings.
Damien-Paul Gal, visual artist performer, has been building for a few years a unique universe around urban culture in the tradition of neo-pop-art. Using the stencil technique of current materials such as polyethylene plastic bags and all kinds of recovery media, he denounces the consumer society. To do this, he uses a special technique: thermoforming of plastics, bags and multiple recovery materials.
Elisabeth Petibon, Journalist / art critic and artistic director
Dan Hoo is a Vietnamese Asian Modern & Contemporary artist who was born in 1966.
Internalizing all interactions with the physical world, I find myself obsessively overanalyzing and examining the struggles, anxieties, and chimerical wars held within the individual mind–those formidable pressures we place upon ourselves and the imaginative journeys of escape we are capable of taking outside our physical boundaries by venturing deep within the psyche.
DYoungV has been a resident of San Francisco for the past 17 years. After receiving his MFA in Fine Art from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in 2006, he has actively pursued his artistic vision throughout several gallery and street projects all over the globe. The bulk of his work narrates a post apocalyptic culture that is building the groundwork for creating a new society. His images display a sense of hope, belief, community and the duality of human nature. Each and every gallery project contains a unique chapter and perspective of this new world, allowing the viewer an expanded knowledge of his vision with every additional installment. Outside of his gallery installations, Young’s vision is expanded onto indoor/outdoor murals throughout the United States as well as several street projects in North and Central America, Asia, Europe and the UK. The media of his work ranges from pen/ink, painting, printmaking, collage, sculpture and mixed media. As his projects advance, the media and aesthetic alters itself to fit the style and narration of each particular segment.
Eddie attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and graduated from the California College of Arts with a BFA in photography/interdisciplinary fine arts in 1991. He began his artistic career as a photographer, working first for the New York Times and later countless magazines, record labels and ad agencies. 15 years later he has morphed into one who counters the all-pervasive nature of commercialism in public spaces.
Erik Friedman is an American Postwar & Contemporary artist. Erik Friedman’s first artwork to be offered at auction was Floaters Day 2 at Bonhams Los Angeles in 2009.
French artist, Fé_tavie, is a self-taught artist born and raised in Paris region.
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Frères d’Art, 2 artists composed by two brothers: Eck and Roder, self-taught and passionate since their childhood. At the beginning of the 90s we discovered graffiti, a universe that still continues to influence our achievements. Curious by nature, we are developing our projects today by using different techniques (drawing, painting, sculpture, engraving, assembly) on multiple and varied supports.
Gao Xiao Wu, a sculptor and visual artist, was born in Sanming, Fujian Province in 1976 and currently lives and works in Beijing, China.
Gary Hill (b. 1951, Santa Monica, CA) has worked with a broad range of media – including sculpture, sound, video, installation and performance – since the early 1970’s.
Since George Ioannou arrived on the art scene the art market has welcomed Ioannou with open arms and embraced him for his fresh style of art. In 2005/6, Ioannou was listed within the Top 10 best selling artists for the UK.
Gert Tobias and Uwe Tobias are twin brothers working as a collaborative duo of visual artists.
Griffin is an Internationally recognized visual artist, based out of Oakland, California, whose work spans a variety of mediums, themes & surfaces.
Of Greek origin, Ioye, whose real name is Iorgos Pavlopoulos, was born in 1974 in the western suburbs of Paris, France. He discovers graffiti at the end of the 1980s, marked by the experience of the movement’s pioneers. Therefore, his leitmotiv will be decisive for the continuation of his work: the perpetual research of a harmonious, dynamic letter, with bright and striking color plays. Closer to the world of skateboarding and punk than to the one of hip-hop inspiring the Parisian graffiti artists of the time, Ioye shows this natural inclination in the almost metallic tone of his sharp lettering and whose electric colors brighten the senses.
Ironmould borns in 1983 in Venosa, a village in southern Italy that doesn’t give you anything but makes you feel good… a place where if you haven’t a passion you’re messed and if you have one, get away! His eclectic art includes drawing, illustration and graphic design… painting, toys, character design and videos… in short, he really enjoys image and visual communication.
Through the use of color, size and scale, the use of words and text, photographic transfers, mixed media prints and works on canvas, wood, metal and other materials, he has created a vast, diverse body of work, spanning over the last two decades. He has established his artistic credibility; taking chances, mixing and fusing styles, materials and techniques.
Javier Pérez is a Spanish visual artist, lives and works in Barcelona.
Jean Faucheur is considered asa prominent figure of urban art thanks to his talent as a pioneer, taste for rupture, and acute sense of sharing. Armed with a solid classical education, he soon gained the fertile intuition that museums’ walls must be brought down and give them a sky for a roof.
Jennyfer Grassi is a free spirit. Entirely committed to her painting, working in a sensitive and intuitive way, she sets off on a pictorial voyage.
Jeremy Novy (b. 1979) is a California-based street artist known for his stencils of koi fish and efforts in support of gay activism. Novy’s stencil art is remarkably complex for its compositional simplicity.
He works and lives in Paris. He began painting with his father, painter. The story begins when he was child with the discovery of a book “Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry”. Drawings, characters, buildings, animals, the ornamental aspect of the illumination, and especially its symbols will mark him durably. The stained-glass window which fascinates him will influence the thickness of its line, its transparencies, its colors.
After a short passage at the Arts deco (ENAD) of Limoges, he continues to paint before beginning two years ago to work also in the street. He paints on various supports, canvas, walls, bulky waste, a universe mixing this medieval iconography with references more contemporary as the video games with whom he has grow up.
Jessica’s work revolves around (re) birth. She shapes creatures, imaginary portraits to give them life. An assemblage of multiple bodies, of organic and vegetable fragments which intertwine and collide with blow of gouges and pencils. A quest for resuscitation, reviving or simply giving life to different things.
Jean-Guillaume Le Roux, a Parisian visual multimedia artist, focuses on the theme of glitch art. His works are widely exhibited in galleries and commercial spaces.
Jo was born when his creator was still a pediatric nurse at the Necker Hospital in Paris. The flamboyant blue marinière, the blonde wick and the heart drawn there nearby, Jo looks like a Petit Prince, a poetic rebel with a pirate strand.
For most of my art career I have been exploring open-ended narratives in my work. Using mostly a portrait format, I tap into my subconscious to conjure loose metaphors and symbols, and weave them into compelling characters. Some of these beings represent a kind of psychological self-portrait. Others represent people (or critters) I have encountered throughout my lifetime, friends, neighbors, and generally everyday folks. Often these characters are amalgamations. These beings are not specific portraits, more like the impression of various people. The character’s life-story is left open to interpretation, inviting the viewer into the story-telling process. The results are what appear to be damaged or vulnerable beings, but a second look reveals complex and sensitive spirits, more like enthusiastic upstarts, rather than rejects or troublemakers.
John Vochatzer is a collage-based mixed media artist from San Francisco. His corporeal, often macabre visions extend beyond fine art into album design, street art and tattooing. He pulls from a wide variety of source material with a strong focus on human anatomy and natural history. His inspirations range from Hieronymus Bosch to 20th century surrealism and Ren & Stimpy.
Julie Chabin is an artist who likes to travel physically and through her work. She creates art in a wide variety of media including drawing UV modeling, molding , terra cotta.
A teenager crosses paths with a neighborhood dog. Rescued from the flames, the animal is coated with mercurochrome. The meeting will prove to be decisive …
His artistic universe is tinged with Asian, ethnic, futuristic and art deco influences which makes him unique. His work is based on an original chromatic theme, bright and deep. For Kaldea each work must provoke a strong emotion of the viewer.
For me this approach of painter is largely compatible with sticking stencils. I find this confrontationof a fragile paper support with a wall that is in itself a material and a color as when I work soft paint with a knife on a more rigid support.
The pixel is the basic element on which it builds its works with patience and precision. His work reveals the design scheme and image management in its complexity. He has always been influenced by classical-scientific arts, from Seurat’s neo-impressionism to Vasarely’s optical art.
Kristi Holohan is an artist & organizer based in Oakland, California. Her work in visual Arts focuses on community, healing, resource-sharing, environmental appreciation, and advocacy for an equitable society. She works through a lens of oppression/liberation framework through radical mindful inclusion and Restorative Practices. Her work is often illustrative and figurative while she crosses a variety of media.
In 2019 Lacey collaborated with Modern Eden Gallery to release “The Slow Tarot,” a collection of 81 oil paintings that reimagined the iconography associated the classic tarot fortune telling cards. An undertaking that took over 6 years, the Slow Tarot opened to critical acclaim, debuting both as a gallery exhibition and a collection of card sized, fine art prints. The 2nd printing of this deck is currently available through Modern Eden.
Lasco (lasco_69) is a French street artist based in Lyon specialized in prehistory and rock art.
Layticia Audibert is an abstract, self-taught painter. She defines her painting under the term “Poeture”, a mixture of poetry and painting: “My paintings are like jolts of sobs or laughter that come out through my hands”. Through conceptual work, minimalist colors and refined although sometimes brutal materials (razor blades, chains, steel, etc.), she expresses her own feelings through the play on words and images that she creates with the observer: in this game, there is no rule. This is the moment and its fleetingness. It makes abstraction a real language, an exchange, an interaction. There is a tension between her anthropological questions and her aesthetic quest and through her painting, she shares her responses which oscillate between humor and poetry …
My practice is in its essence inspired by emotion, whether in photography, digital, virtual, or in my paintings, I seek to capture a look, for a moment, the expression and especially the emotion of a moment, a fraction of a second, ephemeral and volatile moment so that it becomes eternal. Each painting represents for me the magic of an instant.
Lost Hills is a Liverpool based street artist. His works usually involve some irrelevant take on Jake from the popular Cartoon Network show Adventure Time. He apparently started working with the character after his son asked him to draw the outline of Jake so that he could colour him in.
His earlier works were stencil based, but Lost Hills has moved onto hand painting his interpretations of Jake. Most of his street art comes in the form of paste-ups but he has produced a few larger scale painted murals of his Jake motif.
It takes Lost Hills between one to three weeks to produce some of his more complex work.
Installations and objects, experimental actions and more immaterial artistic gestures
Mahn Kloix was born in Paris in 1980.
For the past five years he has been living and working in Marseille. Between a communist grandfather and parents who were staunch, active union members, Mahn Kloix grew up in a family of activists, motivated by the major combats of the social Left. Despite the card-carrying activism hovering over his head, the young man himself would choose a path where there was no party, but just as much commitment: artistic creation.
Born in Aix en Provence in 1985, Mako Deuza is a self-taught artist, he followed a scientific university course before devoting himself exclusively to painting in 2017, his first passion.
Marlène Mocquet is a contemporary painter and sculptor, currently residents and works in Paris. Her chimerical artworks portray enigmatic worlds full of quirky, animated characters.
Working with a mixed technique of photography and collage, Marquise develops a poetic, dreamlike and quirky universe in which everyone is invited to dream, to immerse themselves and so on.
After 2 years’ study, she worked as an assistant at CHIHIRO museum in Tokyo. This experience enriched her artistic universe. She started to create her own artworks and organize and host several exhibitions since when she was a student.
The art of Melon gravitates around feminine form and energy, along with realistic and fantasized elements of the natural world. In the painting and costume work she creates, she typically free-flows and figures it out as it unfolds, rooted in a seed concept or emotion. Melon is from San Francisco, CA, and has spent nearly 20 years living and working in other parts of the USA and the world, including NYC, Seattle, Puerto Rico (San Juan), and Thailand (Bangkok and Koh Phangan island). Her work transforms based upon where she is living. Currently, she lives off-grid in the deep mountains of Northern California and is planning the next place to explore.
Meschac Gaba is a Beninese conceptual artist based in Rotterdam and Cotonou. His installations of everyday objects whimsically juxtapose African and Western cultural identities and commerce.
My favorite theme revolves around the women who are both feminine and strong. I also focus on themes around nature (flowers, dandelion, butterfly, fish, owl, …)
The forest, wild and mysterious, is the favorite place of Miss Terite ; both a shelter in front of this world on the road to perdition and base of her thoughts on the place and the respect that the human has concerning the nature.
My linework tends to have a bold carved feel and I generally work with three to five flat colors that, at least visually, translate to screen printing.
Extreme sports enthusiast since his earliest childhood, he’s long time considered as one of french cross-country skiing’s up-and-coming athlete. Sadly, snow disappearance due to climate change forces him to put an end to his promising career. Then, Monsta decides to develop his personal projects.
Morley is a Los Angeles-based street artist. Blending humor, hope and his unique perspective on life, he specializes in bold, typographic posters which he wheatpastes within the urban landscape. His work has been featured in The LA Times, The Huffington Post, Fast Company, LA Magazine and on television networks such as ABC, CBS, Netflix, Comedy Central and Showtime.
Mosko was born from the alliance of two artists, who were childhood friends and have used their stencils to put the animals of the Savanna on the walls of Paris for more than twenty years. Michel Allemand and Gérard Laux are originally from the “eighteenth district” (18 arrondissement, Paris), which was under renovation during a long time and was finally finished in 1990. It is from this neighborhood that they took the pseudonym, Mosko.
The Mouarf is an trained image artist, photographer, then an animated photographer and painter in his spare time.
Mounir Fatmi is a Moroccan artist who lives and works in Paris.
If he uses the medium “illustration” to be understood by all, he also uses symbolism to get the viewer to look … Beyond the image. Each work produced is linked to the place or the cause for which it was created.
With a focus on aestheticism and collage, Nadia Rabhi creates eye-catching and sensory digital prints
Nina has developed her own style combining diverted erotic iconography with minimalist plastic language.
Nite Owl is an Oakland, California based artist whose expressive Owls explore colors and geometries and enter into the realm of “flatness.” A prolific artist whose signature owls jump off the canvas and engage the viewer. Whether a trail of stickers in the streets, large murals painted on walls or smaller works in galleries, Nite Owl’s works transfer the artist’s energy and intensity to the canvas.
Noarnito was born in Paris and began studying applied arts at the Olivier-de-Serres School. After graduation, he lived for seven years between Asia and the Middle East. He lives and works today in La Rochelle.
Peter Van Flores is an artist born and raised in Alphabet City (Avenue D), New York City, also known as the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Peter currently resides in the Bay Area of California where he focuses on creating works for Gallery shows, Mural opportunities, travel, and his career in the high-end fashion sector. His work has been seen on the streets of New York, Florida, California, France, Spain, Brazil, Belgium, and Netherlands.
A photographer turned sculptor, Pianzi AKA Zhang Zhong works in the style of post-Mao visual art out of the ColorLoft in Shanghai.
An outdoor, « all terrain » athletic artist, Pink’Art RoZ was born in 1974 in Besancon, in eastern France. A graphic designer by training, she began painting sporadically but very instinctively using whatever came to hand. Effectively, a self-taught artist, she is inspired by the atmosphere of industrial wastelands, aloowing her imagination to consume the narrative in the profusion of political propaganda posters. She is attracted by the spirit in alternative artistic movements and this sharpens her thinking and forges her own fundamental graphic style which reflects the strengh of her convictions.
He likes to put his works on the walls of big cities as supports for his unique stencils, which are unlimited and unique canvas opening a possibility of creation and freedom.
Pure Evil was born in South Wales and studied fashion and graphics in London. After finishing he went to live in California to avoid the ruins of Thatcher’s Britain. In the early 90’s he was living on the West Coast and working as one of the designers for a clothing label called Anarchic Adjustment with Alan Brown and Nick Philip. He was producing screen-printed t-shirt graphics and became involved in the electronic music scene in San Francisco. As a result he attended many raves and ingested a lot of weapon grade psychedelics.
NAN Qi is famous for his “halo dot” paintings with both of traditional Chinese shui-mo, or inkwash painting methodology and modern technology.
It is the stencil technique which attracts him, for its efficiency, its repetition, its multiple possibilities, its militant and poetic side, this tool becomes its favorite mode of expression, that he lays since on the walls.
REMI CIERCO is a multidisciplinary artist born in 1979 in Paris. After an initial training in an art school, he became a set designer, a visual artist, an illustrator, a painter… a foothold in many artistic professions, which led him to mix with very different creative universes. But REMI CIERCO is also a Street Art artist who lights up the city with his childish frescoes, which mix imaginary characters and spray-painted graffiti. You must have crossed his paintings while walking in Paris.
Born in Paris, Rise up grew up in the Yvelines where he devotes his time to the exploration of various artistic techniques. Attracted by the feeling of freedom that reigns in abandoned places, he seeks by different means of expression to communicate this emotion through his paintings.
With this current body of work I am continuing to focus on my fascination with animal/machinery hybrids. There are so many unanswered questions I have about them. Is this a not so distant future reality? A terrible road we should never go down? How do I make the Killer Whale a more efficient killer? Can the marlin and shark be even faster hunters, more dangerous to their only predators, man? If the bees continue to disappear, should we design a replacement to pick up where they left off? Or do we accept our fate and stop toying with Mother Nature since that is what got us into trouble in the first place.
Alberto Ruce, was born in Sicily (Italy) in 1988. As a teenager he began exploring the world of graffiti participating in events and getting closer to its related artists. Later on his life, he moved to Paris and lived there for five years. This experience gave him the opportunity to meet many artists who worked in the European urban art context while also participating in national and international festivals. From 2011 to 2014, while in Paris, he attended drawing, painting and perspective classes at the Atelier des Beaux-Arts (ABA). Today he lives in Marseille following various artistic projects. He works between France and Italy.
After ten years in the street art scene, RxSkulls has created hundreds of variations of his original skull design.
The vandal graffiti has gradually given way to drawings pasted on urban street. With Japanese and American inspiration, esboner symbolizes emotions, questions, feelings by staging them with his characters.
French multi-media artist, Serge Barto, works with 2D and 3D minimalist architectural pieces in a monochrome palette
My paintings are doors that open up to imaginary worlds in which everyone can identify himself. My characters are the fruit of several years of paintings in the street, in more from fifty different countries. With simple nd easily accessible representations, they seek to attract the attention of the greatest number and reach a popular audience. Often seated and from the back, these childlike figures allow everyone to identify themselves. They talk to the child that lies dormant in each of us. Everyone can see what they want. My work promotes the power of the imagination. I invite the viewers to a introspection which will make them realize, for a moment, that wealth is not just a material question but that it is in each of us.
Shirin Neshat explores perceptions of love, sexuality and ageing by accentuating the lyrical and musical competition between couples during a traditional courtship Laotian ritual.
Lives and works in France since 2005. Graduated in visual communication and plastic art in Haïra in 2005. She creates ephemeral installations and artistic performances in public space.
Attached to the words and the meanings they convey, he uses them in a kind of dialogue with the image, conducive to reflection.
After years of working in the fashion and advertising industry in Paris, London and Milan, Softtwix moved to Paris as a photographer. Since then, she has dedicated her energy to the accomplishment of a personal photographic approach. Softtwix has gone through professional circles which have taught her not to be mistaken about her own desires. She lived several years in Tokyo, satisfying a passion for Asia, which we find, in a certain way in her approach and her sensitivity, fruit of exigency, patience, refinement and perfectionism. Freedom is the spearhead of this atypical artist, who claims no strangeness, just the possibility of being herself in her work and to go to the end of a quest, his own. The kind of task that can, she knows, occupy a lifetime…
I’m stenandoli, a soloartist from switzerland. I do art since i can walk. I started streetart in the late 90 under the name stenandoli, why i worked with stencil. But comic are my roots, so i have change my style. This creatures are different melancholic characters. My goal is always surprise the people with my creatures. It’s like a fary tale for the people. With some joke in it. Maybe they look sad, but they are losers, winners, kings and queens, and i hope they bring the people to smile.
Stephanie Jucker is an exhibiting artist who uses mixed media and printing techniques in her paintings, books and art installations. Originally from London, where she earned her BFA, Stephanie has an MFA from Syracuse in painting, printmaking and ceramics. She is currently exhibiting at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco and teaches at College of Marin and San Francisco Center for the Book.
The mediums I use to create my paintings are acrylic, oils, pumice, joint compound, paper, posters, spray paint, stencils and whatever else I can get my hands on. The process is layers on top of layers until the suyrfaces take on a life of their own.
Tian Taiquan weighs the factual truth about the Cultural Revolution in China through his art. The strength and reality of what he experienced in the political and cultural realm of his life is depicted in a visual manner through digital technology.
Through his decades of work, he has amassed a straightforward, subtle, and sensitive visual record of multiple generations of people, who have lived through momentous transitions in China’s history, including independence from colonial rule, the Cultural Revolution, and rapid modernization.
Creative and passionate, TocToc is the very image of his characters: funny and endearing.
Vincent Loisy (or Vince) was born in 1981, a self-taught artist, he was trained on the streets, particularly by the practice of Tag. From the walls to a canvas, from graffiti to portraits, the artist is constantly going back and forth between different practices. Vincent Loisy explores superimposition and collage using aerosol bombs, acrylic paint, markers and different mediums.
SY was born in 1987 in Leningrad, USSR. He lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Artist, activist and counter culture adhesive addict Voxx Romana has been spreading his Einstein Icon and the moniker Voxx Romana through street art since 2007. Based out of Portland OR, he has become internationally recognized through his use of powerful images and the large quantity of subversive street art he has put up across North America and Europe. The art of Voxx Romana can be described as punk, glam, elegant pop art, with an experimental and devilishly precise vintage anti-hero feel.
Inspired by former and current Arabic calligraffiti artists, he focuses heavily on aesthetic in order to ensure each line and color fulfills the essence of each quote or poetic expression he seeks to communicate.
WRDSMTH is an LA-based street artist who aspires to inspire others on a daily basis with colorful and well-chosen words crafted into indelible thoughts that are painted and pasted onto walls around the world.
Chen’s practice is tied to a natural, oriental aesthetic, influenced by Western abstract art and oriental philosophy.
As soon as 1985, he makes his mark in various streets and squats. He explores the sinuous quarries of the Parisian undergrounds. He makes inner Paris his canvas, tracing his favorite VIP’s on the walls. From Marilyn Monroe paintings to the silhouettes of Al Capone or Brigitte Bardot, he favors personalities which are both admired and debated.
Sima Yuan, a multi-media artist based in Beijing & Founder of the SIMA Art Museum
Yveline Etienne lives and works in France. She has hosted several exhibitions in France and also in overseas for the past two years in China (2018) in Mexico (2013, 2015, 2018, 2019) and in Saint Petersburg, Russia (2020).
Hailed as one of China’s most important people of the last 40 years, Zhou Shichao’s work in contemporary Asian impressionism style has been collected in over 20 countries around the world, including Vatican City.
Pierre Ziegler is a contemporary French painter who lives and works in Paris. Self-taught, assistant to artist Philippe Pasqua in the 2000s. His work is strongly influenced by primitive art and graffiti. In his compositions are mixed with words and images drawn from the bestiary of divinities, alchemy, primitive arts, sciences and occultism. The abundant graphic elements respond to each other. They overlap, jostle or hide in glaze of colors. The palette is lively, bright, contrasting and energetic. His intuitive approach is very close to art brut.