His art began on walls and trains in South London in 1984; A respected train writer, Remi has also played a significant part in the development of ‘abstract graffiti’, a term that seems far too clinical to describe the accomplishments of his work, which has always been about the interplay of colour and shape. As part of the collective Agents of Change, Remi has also been reimagining public spaces. Interplay of line and colour on Remi’s canvasses speak to his fascination with artists such as Kazimir Malevich; When we look at Remi’s images today, we think about the spaces around us, whether in a gallery or a city street, and we lose ourselves in the sheer pleasure that he offers us through the geometry of colour.
LX.ONE is not interested in formally offensive linguistic experiments, he does not want to emphasize what is already done, he does not turn his visions into poems like other concrete poets do. He explores the pixel, the smallest - the base of the form, the skeletons of colors. Following the graffiti tradition he gives us a three dimensional plastic illusion which confuse and attack the vision, cellular structures, axonometric cubes, unassignable volumes and the ambiguity of the form itself. His successful evocation of movement, light and shadows, through colours changes and his illusionary, unreal spaces are created through this alternate mode of seeing . In his theatre of reality the world had no limitations. LX.ONE is a geometrical alpinist, riding infinity on the bridge of shapes, over the cascade of unknown universes, following his violent desire to explode in parallel universe and navigating a wild solitude into a new martial art : the LX-Ism.
Kalamour is a multidisciplinary artist who took his name from a character in a cartoon book. Since his youth he has been passionate about drawing, photography, painting and music. It was during his 5 years of study at the Conservatoire that his focus started drifting towards digital music and videoart. Kalamour has received many awards for his experimental video projections at the Festival of Video Arts in Casablanca and the Trivia Festival in Portugal In 2002. He discovered "vjing" at a show and taught himself this new form of communication. Kalamour’s video work has been presented at festivals in Morocco and in Vic, Barcelona, Cartagena, Formiguel, Casablanca, Rabat, Martil, Agadir etc. Kalamour is also a sculptor, working in wood, clay and even snow, the latter particularly important in his work in ephemeral art. His talent in this domain drew critical attention in the festival of snow sculpture in Quebec. Kalamour is currently taking part in Jidar Festival of Street Art in Rabat for the second year in a row. www.kalamour.tumblr.com
Craig Redston has used the moniker ’YesB’ for the past 15 years. His style writing path began after picking up a graffiti publication in 1999. He was immediately drawn to the ‘Wildstyle’ pieces. A mass of interlocking letters armed to the teeth with arrows and kicks. His involvement in the international graffiti forum has led to him travelling the world and painting his masterpieces in New Zealand, Australia, The United States and Canada. His works have been featured in numerous books and publications and his work is followed by many fans throughout social media.
The aesthetics of YesB’s wild style goes far beyond design or typography. The technique in achieving these paintings on a large scale is by no means an easy feat but YesB manages them with ease. His use of colour, although limited is perfectly thought out and his forms can only be described as typographic architecture. www.websta.me/n/yesbeee
British born artist Lucy McLauchlan has work held within galleries and museums across the globe. Whilst her large-scale paintings cover multi-storey buildings throughout Europe, gigantic billboards in China, huts of The Gambi, window fronts in Japan, car parks of Detroit, inside the historical London Arts Club, walls outside Moscow’s Red Square, Norwegian lighthouse, Italian water towers, to the depths of abandoned subway tunnels in New York.
Implicit within her work is a deep respect for nature as she draws inspiration from her immediate environment; allowing it to inform and direct what is an intuitive and explorative process.
A leading artist to emerge from Bristol's infamous graffiti scene, Sickboy's humorous and subversive street exploits have placed him firmly in the upper echelons of the British street art movement. One of the first UK artists to use a logo in place of a tag, Sickboy's iconic red and yellow temple and "Save The Youth" slogan appear on walls and wheelie bins worldwide. Formally trained at art school, the artist's current practice includes interactive installation, abstract narrative painting, film and light sculpture, audience participation and public intervention. With appearances in Banksy's Oscar nominated Exit Through The Gift Shop and 2008's Stay Free public installation staged outside the Tate Modern earning him undisputed global recognition. Since 2008, Sickboy had over four solo exhibitions, most recently ‘Make It Last Forever’ in London.
Alexey Luka is a progressive Russian artist who started his artistic career from painting graffiti. Alexey has been making art for more than 15 years using different media and techniques. He paints canvases, creates collages and assemblages from wood and other materials, as well as making digital illustrations. What is essential is that his style is always easy to recognize. Since 2008 Alexey's works have been exhibited in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Amsterdam, Lyon, Paris, Portland, Rotterdam, and San Francisco. He takes part in street art festivals in Russia and Europe. In 2014, Luka took part in a twoman show 'The Long Tomorrow' with Dmitri Aske, and in 2015, had a successful solo show at Wunderkammern Gallery in Rome. Alexey is a member of the creative association 'Artmossphere' which organized the 1st Moscow Biennale of Street Art in 2014, supporting Russian street artists and graffiti writers.
DagInsky is a visual artist specializing in street art and graphic design. After a stint at GEDEON, FMR HOSPITAL, XULYBët and THE MAGIC FORCE, Dagmar Dudinsky joined the EXYZT collective represented at the French pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2006.
In 2014 Dag Insky joined the project Michel Gondry in Casablanca and in June 2015 she completed the movie "Mi Casa es tu Casa" which premiered at the French Institute of Casablanca. As part of the Marrakech Biennale the artist has created two murals in Essaouira and Marrakech, and hosted a collective workshop on the terrace of the French Institute of Essaouira.
DOURONE started with graffiti in Madrid, Spain in 1999. His style is defined as ‘SENTIPENSANTE’ - a style created by Uruguayan journalist and writer Eduardo Galeano which aims to connect ‘feeling and thinking’. In 2012, he began working with Elodieloll forming a team and living in several countries. It can be said that the art they produce is a constant evolution done specifically for a place and time. It is a visual impact that is used for sowing awareness linking respect, diversity and freedom. The focus is always on “ART FOR THE PEOPLE”.
Today DOURONE continue with their world tour.
Claudia Walde holds degrees in Graphic Design from the University of Art and Design, Halle, and Central Saint Martins College, London. Valuable experiences from the world of academic life were preceded by an active rapport with the graffiti and street art phenomena when she was only a teenager. As an artist she has completed hundreds of murals across the world however, Claudia also published two books on street art in 2007 and 2011. As a young investigator of an entire movement (she carried out the research for the books in her twenties), Claudia showed remarkable potential for cultural and anthropological insight. MadC was born in 1980, in Bautzen, GDR as Claudia Walde. She is a citizen of the world, currently based in Germany.
GIACOMO BUFARINI RUN
RUN a.k.a. Giacomo Bufarini is an important proponent of a new renaissance of muralism within international street art. Originally from Italy, RUN’s love of travel has led him to make his home in London and create many large-scale murals around the world, most recently in China and across Africa.His recognisable style shows a level of detail and complexity rarely seen in street art today, evidenced through his vivid rendering of interlocking hands and faces in bright, arresting colours.
RUN is interested in street art as a language of communication, creating playful characters that speak to diverse audiences on multiple levels. The expansive scale of his works captivates the viewer, affecting a renaissance of muralism that reaches beyond the boundaries of street art.
The Dotmaster started painting on the streets of Brighton in the early '90s. He takes a sideways look at populist media with a typically English sense of humour. His street art and studio work is impeccably detailed – halftone, stark black and white contrast with photoreal stencils that create illusions and dialogues that catch the eye. In 2008 he was invited to take part in the iconic Waterloo 'Cans Festival' organised by Banksy. He also featured in the Oscarnominated 'Exit Through the Gift Shop' in 2010. Dotmaster paints annually at Glastonbury and has recently worked on the set of 'Tomorrow' a Martin Scorsese movie shot in London in 2014.