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Lokiss

Born in 1968 - France

BIOGRAPHY

Having developed his artistic gesture in the context of the first Graffiti wave in the ‘80s, and a singular writing and unique aesthetic that contributed to the recognition of his style, Lokiss is considered to be a forerunner of one of the most significant alternative movements of the last 30 years.

Without denying the influence of this movement on his work, but rather by respect for its legacy, the artist has always been able to renew its grammar and vocabulary – a renewal that he considers necessary, particularly as a swith happens gradually, from the street context to that of the canvas and the gallery.

Very influenced by the pioneers of abstraction (Delaunay, Kupka), or by Ipoustéguy’s sculpture, dismissing the production of graffiti on canvas, each piece by Lokiss is also an opportunity to bring a new light on a popular movement, by confronting its visual codes to those of high art, contributing to define a current that has already been named "post-graffiti".

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EXHIBITIONS

GROUP & SOLO SHOWS

2014
"Instant 14", Galerie Percept, Lyon, (France)

2013
"Ondes", Galerie ASFAP, Agathe Segura, Brussels, (Belgium)
"Abstraction 21", Galerie Hélène Bailly, Paris, France
"Wild Gonzo Style", Galerie Lavignes-Bastille, Paris, (France)

2012 :
"12 silences", Galerie Popy Arvani, Paris, France

2011 :
"Histoire Directe", La Place Forte, Paris, (France)
"… VS Integration", La Place Forte, Paris, (France)
"Qui est votre sauvage ?" Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, (France)


2010
"Les forces", La Place Forte, Paris, (France)

2009
Black Grease, Les nuits de l’ososphère, Strasbourg, (France)
Crash Crush Festival, Den Haag, (Holland)
Festival seconde nature, Aix en Provence, (France)


2008
Madga Danysz, Paris, (France)
Nuits Blanches, Amiens, (France)
Les nuits de l’ososphère, Strasbourg, (France)
Elektra Festival, Montreal, (Canada)
Art Rock Festival, Saint Brieuc, (France)
Rotterdam Film Festival 2008, Free Radicals, (Holland)

2007
"Cyberarts 2007", Ok Centrum, Linz, (Austria)

2006
Computer Fine Arts Collection of Doron Golan, DAM F Berlin (Germany)

2005
The Steiger Project, Rotterdam, (Holland)

2005
Blackjumps Live Issue 2, Bethanien Kunstraumkreuzberg, Berlin, (Germany)

2005
"The ABC", Neurotitan Gallery, Berlin, (Germany)

2004
Koln, International Art.fair, MAMA Gallery, (Germany)

2004
North, Ponthuis, Amsterdam, (Holland)

2004
"Flip the script", DieselShop, NY, Berlin, Tokyo

2003
"Dangerous works", Spazio disponibile, Florence, (Italy)
"Bergstüb", Berlin, (Germany)
"Black Jumps Live Issue", Bethanien Kunstraumkreuzberg, Berlin, (Germany)
"Siociale Dienst", Planet Art, Enschede, (Holland)
"Yuzen history mix", Tokyo, Eindhoven, (Holland)

2001
"Amerikabul", MAMA’s gallery, Rotterdam, (Holland)
"World Spray 2001", Milan (Italy)

2000
Urban discipline, Hambourg, (Germany)

2000
"Next !", Akademie Der Kunst, Berlin, (Germany)

1999
Espace Jean Bleuzen, Vanves, (France)

1996
Galerie Keller, Paris, (France)

1996
Galerie Alessandro Vivas, Paris, (France)

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