COLORZ (Paris, France)
COLORZ (Paris, France)

Lives and works in Paris, Colorz make tagging, graffiti, painted on the walls, on trains, on the wooden fences of Paris and other cities in France since 1987. He also has pinned his works in various cities in the world, between another Amsterdam, Athens, New York and Jakarta. Thanks to the various trips and meetings in major cities, Colorz successfully developed his unique style which has become a reference graffiti France. Since 2005, the Colorz begin to explore bold colors, expressive painting style and apply it in a variety of media, ranging from plexiglas, wood to aluminum. He is transferring energy street, his favorite place for walks and look for inspiration. For him, none of strokes unintentional; all the lines and colors depicting the past and his vision of the future.

DARBOTZ (Jakarta, Indonesia)
DARBOTZ (Jakarta, Indonesia)

Began his work in 1997 with the tagging on the walls of the school and city buses, Darbotz get inspiration from the everyday life of the capital. According to him, "My pieces reflect on the life that we have experienced in the big cities, especially Jakarta, with all the chaos, congestion and ketidakjelasannya. Besides having to deal with it, we also need to know how to adapt to these conditions. " One of the founders Tembokbomber.com known characteristic of the use of black, white and slightly accentuated also said, "Black and white for me to be a cure itself for a boisterous city packed with colorful billboards such as billboards, light boxes and neon street lights. By using simple colors, the painting that I made in the walls can attract the attention of people in the middle of the crowded street ". In addition to painting in the streets, Darbotz who idolized Brazilian graffiti artists, Os Gemeos also regularly participate in exhibitions both locally and internationally. He said, "The exhibition is the most memorable for me was Kosmopolite Art Tour in France. Throughout the exhibition seemed to open my eyes about how graffiti can be transformed into something more than just doodling."

FENX (Paris, France)
FENX (Paris, France)

 

Born in the mid-70s, Fenx raised by the influence of American culture, Japan and France. TV, comics, books, skateboard and snowboard is a pop culture itself. At age 15, he became interested in graffiti as a form of rebellion by doing what people don't like to see, which was drawing his tags on the walls. Inspired by his grandfather who was a painter, in the early 2000s Fenx explore other media, namely canvas. The theme of his paintings departing from childhood memories, relationships with others, life, death, duality, trinity and women. Fenx has held exhibitions in various countries and some of his works are well-known items.

FARHAN SIKI (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)
FARHAN SIKI (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)

Born in the city of Lamongan on July 17, 1971, Farhan Siki knew graffiti since 1989 when forming Accept, metal music fans community in Surabaya. He served as executor for the vandalized wall in Surabaya and surrounding areas. The artist who have briefly participated in South Italy Street Art Community residency in the city of Lecce, Italy, 2011, has consistently raised the issue of urbanism and all its paradox: consumerism, poverty, instant lifestyle and rhythm of city life that's all about mechanics. Regarding challenges in collaborating with international artists, Farhan Siki said, "The most challenging of international collaboration with graffiti artist is when we 'clash of madness', such as making huge graffiti on the 6th floor or walls of buildings of 100 meters. The things that look impossible can suddenly realized. During the work process and the idea process is when we'll get a lot of knowledge and techniques of art creation ". Aspiring to create works of graffiti for peace in West Bank Israeli-Palestinian border wall is hoping that the project Off The Wall Jakarta can promote activities of similar public space in Jakarta and in other areas.

KONGO (Bagnolet, France)
KONGO (Bagnolet, France)

Born in Toulouse in 1969 of a French mother and a Vietnamese father, Cyril Phan spent his childhood in Vietnam and in the South of France. At the age of 14, he moved with his mother to Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. That's how the origin of his name came out. The effect of the experience of living in a multicultural atmosphere is clearly seen in the identity and style of painting. Taught himself, Kongo was first known as a maker of tagging and graffiti in the streets of Paris. His art continues to evolve from the expression on the walls of the city to deeper and constructed ideas on canvas, but without ever leaving the street which is a source of energy for him. After 30 years in the art world, he has now become one of the graffiti artist known in the international high end brand.

MIST (Montpellier, France)
MIST (Montpellier, France)

Mist, a French artist born in Paris in 1972, has shown interest in graffiti since his teens along the walls of the train he was riding towards Estienne School, where he studied graphic arts. In 1991, when he was only 19 years old, he followed Graffiti Art exhibition at the Museum of the French National Monument along with several internationally renowned artists, such as Futura, Rammellzee, Keith Harring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Mist is one of the few artists who applied his talents graffiti on the walls and canvas as well as in 3D. In 1996, the birth of his first figurines inspired by the favorite character of his own, Malus naughty devil. Figurines he designs for Bonustoyz in 2000 are collected in many countries. His collaboration with Medicom Toys (Japan), Kid Robot (USA) and Artoyz (France) in various projects figurines made himself well known as a figurine artist. Mist combines energy, color, drawing medium and the aesthetic vision to create works that are honest and positive and show a sense of humor and enthusiasm.

SONI IRAWAN (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)
SONI IRAWAN (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)

The award-winning Best Five visual arts competition Philip Morris Asean Art Award 2001, Soni Irawan has participated in several mural projects, among other mural projects Cities "Sama Sama" with Apotik Comics - CAMP (Clarion Alley Mural Project) San Francisco. In 2011, he started his art project, entitled Tribute to Street Fighter is displaying about a hundred hawker billboards on the streets of Yogyakarta. The exhibition was also shown at ArtJog 2014. Soni Irawan is also a musician and one of the founders of experimental band from Yogyakarta, See Six Sic. The spirit and energy of rock music influenced the style of painting. Its choice of techniques and media art in line with the style of music. As jamming session, canvases filled with scratches spontaneous, sketchy shapes and sharp pieces. He chose to use crayons to draw the lines, because the crayon gives the impression of a rough and thick like the sound of distorted guitars, instruments that he played in his band. The themes of his paintings tend to be personal, family-related and environment, with an emphasis on the human spirit that work in everyday life. Some of his paintings have been published in several books, including the book Eye Indonesian, Indonesian Contemporary Art by the publisher Skira, and Jogja Agro Pop by Langgeng Art Foundation.

STEREOFLOW (Bandung, Indonesia)
STEREOFLOW (Bandung, Indonesia)

Adi Dharma (aka Stereoflow), was born in Sukabumi in 1982. The interest in graffiti emerged since his young age and started doing graffiti in 1997. He graduated with International Relations degree at the University of Parahyangan, Bandung in 2005. He created works on mural, painting, sculpture, and installation. He also experimented with a variety of media including wheatpaste, stencils, brushes and of course spray paint. He is known by the code angled shape and the use of bright colors. In the past five years, he has exhibited in the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Thailand and Australia. He also has participated in prestigious exhibitions in Indonesia, as well as the first solo exhibition in Yogyakarta in 2015.

TILT (Toulouse, France)
TILT (Toulouse, France)

Born and raised in Toulouse, Tilt develop the skills of painting in the streets and on cars. His first tags were in skateboard arena in 1988. He got his inspiration from trips that he did. He has traveled, exhibited and leave traces of his art in more than 50 countries, including the United States, Japan, the Philippines, Senegal, China, New Zealand, Australia and many European cities. His works reflect formal vocabulary and colors that reflect pure classical primitive graffiti approach, the style from which he came from. He also uses a lot of round forms; reflecting his obsession with curved lines and at the same time explaining that he chose pseudonyms. According to the codes of graffiti, writing is the main focus of his work although now his works tend to be more abstract implying burst of energy and body movement. Tilt still liked to paint in the streets, where he always felt free.

TUTUGRAF (Jakarta, Indonesia)
TUTUGRAF (Jakarta, Indonesia)

Born and living in Jakarta, Tutu began drawing on the road since 2000 and his murals are found in south area of the city. Regarding the beginning of the introduction with graffiti, Tutu said, "I started scribbling on the street in 2000. At that time public doesn't know much about graffiti. At that time a lot of graffiti tagging was high school gang related  I became interested in graffiti made by the students of the Jakarta International School on vacant lot around Pondok Indah and the South (Jakarta). From there I tried to follow and at the same time figure out what the meaning behind it all. Because of the time there was no internet, so the search process is limited in the street and its surrounding. The longer I see I realized local graffiti appeared on the streets. I finally met with early generations of Indonesian graffiti artists, among others Darbotz, Wormo, Q-bone, Arks, Artcoholic crew, and Mase crew. Since then we always draw together on rolling door in front of the shop houses to the walls under overpass bridge." Known as the geometric shapes and sharpness, his work explores the future of dynamic graffiti. He said, "Many people call the hallmark of my work geometric, some say grafuturism, or whatever. Actually I do not know what the name of my traits. I just followed what I like. I'm always changing every day. I like the style neat and precise, but I also like something raw or rough. My work is always influenced by the mood and the atmosphere around. But if I want to convey a message, I love to criticize about the current social life".

COLORZ (Paris, France)
DARBOTZ (Jakarta, Indonesia)
FENX (Paris, France)
FARHAN SIKI (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)
KONGO (Bagnolet, France)
MIST (Montpellier, France)
SONI IRAWAN (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)
STEREOFLOW (Bandung, Indonesia)
TILT (Toulouse, France)
TUTUGRAF (Jakarta, Indonesia)
COLORZ (Paris, France)

Lives and works in Paris, Colorz make tagging, graffiti, painted on the walls, on trains, on the wooden fences of Paris and other cities in France since 1987. He also has pinned his works in various cities in the world, between another Amsterdam, Athens, New York and Jakarta. Thanks to the various trips and meetings in major cities, Colorz successfully developed his unique style which has become a reference graffiti France. Since 2005, the Colorz begin to explore bold colors, expressive painting style and apply it in a variety of media, ranging from plexiglas, wood to aluminum. He is transferring energy street, his favorite place for walks and look for inspiration. For him, none of strokes unintentional; all the lines and colors depicting the past and his vision of the future.

DARBOTZ (Jakarta, Indonesia)

Began his work in 1997 with the tagging on the walls of the school and city buses, Darbotz get inspiration from the everyday life of the capital. According to him, "My pieces reflect on the life that we have experienced in the big cities, especially Jakarta, with all the chaos, congestion and ketidakjelasannya. Besides having to deal with it, we also need to know how to adapt to these conditions. " One of the founders Tembokbomber.com known characteristic of the use of black, white and slightly accentuated also said, "Black and white for me to be a cure itself for a boisterous city packed with colorful billboards such as billboards, light boxes and neon street lights. By using simple colors, the painting that I made in the walls can attract the attention of people in the middle of the crowded street ". In addition to painting in the streets, Darbotz who idolized Brazilian graffiti artists, Os Gemeos also regularly participate in exhibitions both locally and internationally. He said, "The exhibition is the most memorable for me was Kosmopolite Art Tour in France. Throughout the exhibition seemed to open my eyes about how graffiti can be transformed into something more than just doodling."

FENX (Paris, France)

 

Born in the mid-70s, Fenx raised by the influence of American culture, Japan and France. TV, comics, books, skateboard and snowboard is a pop culture itself. At age 15, he became interested in graffiti as a form of rebellion by doing what people don't like to see, which was drawing his tags on the walls. Inspired by his grandfather who was a painter, in the early 2000s Fenx explore other media, namely canvas. The theme of his paintings departing from childhood memories, relationships with others, life, death, duality, trinity and women. Fenx has held exhibitions in various countries and some of his works are well-known items.

FARHAN SIKI (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)

Born in the city of Lamongan on July 17, 1971, Farhan Siki knew graffiti since 1989 when forming Accept, metal music fans community in Surabaya. He served as executor for the vandalized wall in Surabaya and surrounding areas. The artist who have briefly participated in South Italy Street Art Community residency in the city of Lecce, Italy, 2011, has consistently raised the issue of urbanism and all its paradox: consumerism, poverty, instant lifestyle and rhythm of city life that's all about mechanics. Regarding challenges in collaborating with international artists, Farhan Siki said, "The most challenging of international collaboration with graffiti artist is when we 'clash of madness', such as making huge graffiti on the 6th floor or walls of buildings of 100 meters. The things that look impossible can suddenly realized. During the work process and the idea process is when we'll get a lot of knowledge and techniques of art creation ". Aspiring to create works of graffiti for peace in West Bank Israeli-Palestinian border wall is hoping that the project Off The Wall Jakarta can promote activities of similar public space in Jakarta and in other areas.

KONGO (Bagnolet, France)

Born in Toulouse in 1969 of a French mother and a Vietnamese father, Cyril Phan spent his childhood in Vietnam and in the South of France. At the age of 14, he moved with his mother to Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. That's how the origin of his name came out. The effect of the experience of living in a multicultural atmosphere is clearly seen in the identity and style of painting. Taught himself, Kongo was first known as a maker of tagging and graffiti in the streets of Paris. His art continues to evolve from the expression on the walls of the city to deeper and constructed ideas on canvas, but without ever leaving the street which is a source of energy for him. After 30 years in the art world, he has now become one of the graffiti artist known in the international high end brand.

MIST (Montpellier, France)

Mist, a French artist born in Paris in 1972, has shown interest in graffiti since his teens along the walls of the train he was riding towards Estienne School, where he studied graphic arts. In 1991, when he was only 19 years old, he followed Graffiti Art exhibition at the Museum of the French National Monument along with several internationally renowned artists, such as Futura, Rammellzee, Keith Harring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Mist is one of the few artists who applied his talents graffiti on the walls and canvas as well as in 3D. In 1996, the birth of his first figurines inspired by the favorite character of his own, Malus naughty devil. Figurines he designs for Bonustoyz in 2000 are collected in many countries. His collaboration with Medicom Toys (Japan), Kid Robot (USA) and Artoyz (France) in various projects figurines made himself well known as a figurine artist. Mist combines energy, color, drawing medium and the aesthetic vision to create works that are honest and positive and show a sense of humor and enthusiasm.

SONI IRAWAN (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)

The award-winning Best Five visual arts competition Philip Morris Asean Art Award 2001, Soni Irawan has participated in several mural projects, among other mural projects Cities "Sama Sama" with Apotik Comics - CAMP (Clarion Alley Mural Project) San Francisco. In 2011, he started his art project, entitled Tribute to Street Fighter is displaying about a hundred hawker billboards on the streets of Yogyakarta. The exhibition was also shown at ArtJog 2014. Soni Irawan is also a musician and one of the founders of experimental band from Yogyakarta, See Six Sic. The spirit and energy of rock music influenced the style of painting. Its choice of techniques and media art in line with the style of music. As jamming session, canvases filled with scratches spontaneous, sketchy shapes and sharp pieces. He chose to use crayons to draw the lines, because the crayon gives the impression of a rough and thick like the sound of distorted guitars, instruments that he played in his band. The themes of his paintings tend to be personal, family-related and environment, with an emphasis on the human spirit that work in everyday life. Some of his paintings have been published in several books, including the book Eye Indonesian, Indonesian Contemporary Art by the publisher Skira, and Jogja Agro Pop by Langgeng Art Foundation.

STEREOFLOW (Bandung, Indonesia)

Adi Dharma (aka Stereoflow), was born in Sukabumi in 1982. The interest in graffiti emerged since his young age and started doing graffiti in 1997. He graduated with International Relations degree at the University of Parahyangan, Bandung in 2005. He created works on mural, painting, sculpture, and installation. He also experimented with a variety of media including wheatpaste, stencils, brushes and of course spray paint. He is known by the code angled shape and the use of bright colors. In the past five years, he has exhibited in the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Thailand and Australia. He also has participated in prestigious exhibitions in Indonesia, as well as the first solo exhibition in Yogyakarta in 2015.

TILT (Toulouse, France)

Born and raised in Toulouse, Tilt develop the skills of painting in the streets and on cars. His first tags were in skateboard arena in 1988. He got his inspiration from trips that he did. He has traveled, exhibited and leave traces of his art in more than 50 countries, including the United States, Japan, the Philippines, Senegal, China, New Zealand, Australia and many European cities. His works reflect formal vocabulary and colors that reflect pure classical primitive graffiti approach, the style from which he came from. He also uses a lot of round forms; reflecting his obsession with curved lines and at the same time explaining that he chose pseudonyms. According to the codes of graffiti, writing is the main focus of his work although now his works tend to be more abstract implying burst of energy and body movement. Tilt still liked to paint in the streets, where he always felt free.

TUTUGRAF (Jakarta, Indonesia)

Born and living in Jakarta, Tutu began drawing on the road since 2000 and his murals are found in south area of the city. Regarding the beginning of the introduction with graffiti, Tutu said, "I started scribbling on the street in 2000. At that time public doesn't know much about graffiti. At that time a lot of graffiti tagging was high school gang related  I became interested in graffiti made by the students of the Jakarta International School on vacant lot around Pondok Indah and the South (Jakarta). From there I tried to follow and at the same time figure out what the meaning behind it all. Because of the time there was no internet, so the search process is limited in the street and its surrounding. The longer I see I realized local graffiti appeared on the streets. I finally met with early generations of Indonesian graffiti artists, among others Darbotz, Wormo, Q-bone, Arks, Artcoholic crew, and Mase crew. Since then we always draw together on rolling door in front of the shop houses to the walls under overpass bridge." Known as the geometric shapes and sharpness, his work explores the future of dynamic graffiti. He said, "Many people call the hallmark of my work geometric, some say grafuturism, or whatever. Actually I do not know what the name of my traits. I just followed what I like. I'm always changing every day. I like the style neat and precise, but I also like something raw or rough. My work is always influenced by the mood and the atmosphere around. But if I want to convey a message, I love to criticize about the current social life".

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