Longing To Be Knotted Together is a series of 11 hi-quality screen-prints I exhibited in top galleries across Asia-Pacific and Europe.
Masked warriors, savage girls, iconic objects, swarming insects and other wild creatures emerge straight out from the jungle of my imagination.
Q: There’s a strong visual identity running through your work in this exhibition. Tell us more about how Longing To Be Knotted Together came together and the zeitgeist in a travelling show.
A couple of years ago I had a bad motorbike accident. I ended up in a coma for several days and I was pretty much dead for a while. After I regained my consciousness I decided to work on a new series. I drew elements from my mental and physical universe and tied everything together. Take a closer look to share my love for travelling, graffiti, wild life and more. This series is also the introduction of masked characters from an ongoing art series I call La Société Des Griffeurs.
Q: Where can we expect to see Longing to Be Knotted Together travel next? And what can we expect to see at that show?
The artworks were presented in a series of solo shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Paris, Berlin and Marseille. Come to the show to discover the hand-pulled 2-colors screen-prints on art paper. Of course, these are all numbered and signed!
Q: You started off in 1998 as a graffiti artist, then an acclaimed art director to a publisher and a professional artist today. What were some of your best creative concepts throughout your life?
After my early graffiti years, I felt the need to reach a larger audience with my images. Back in the days, painting walls or trains wouldn’t interest anybody except other writers. I wanted to share my images with more people, so I started to publish my illustrations in magazines. Soon enough, I was hired as an art director for a urban trendy magazine. For the next 6 or 7 years, I worked for several fashion and lifestyle magazines in France and in Australia. In the meantime I kept doing illustrations for publications around the world. After I stopped working as an art director, I started to exhibit my personal works in art galleries. The images I present during my exhibition are an opportunity to share a personal perspective on life.