Kriki

Hybrid

  • Binding Hardcover
  • Size 24 x 30 cm
  • Pages 128
  • Illustrations 80
  • Language French, English
  • Year 2018
  • ISBN 9788836638604
  • Price € 20,00  € 19,00
Add to cart Add to cart Add to cart
Abstract

Founder, in 1984, of the artist collective Nuklé-Art and the electro-punk group Les Envahisseurs, today, Kriki still embodies punk culture in French contemporary art. With his stencil technique, Kriki immediately became one of the pioneers of Parisian Street Art, echoing American graffiti artists. Then he invented Fuzz, half- robot, half-fetish, a kind of double identity who became a strong and inevitable marker throughout his work.
Kriki paints complex worlds where robotic beings and hybrid figures play enigmatic roles in confounded architectural combinations. Over-manipulated images of masquerades, masked pompadours, organic creatures, hip-hop break dancers and connecting cables are grafted onto these unlikely and diverse forms. From this hyper-connected style of painting emerges what the art critic Philippe Piguet calls “the possibility of the figurable.”

Saint-Pierre-de-Varengeville, Centre d’art contemporain de la Matmut, April - June 2018