Born in 1977 - France


Born and raised in the south of France, Kan’s initiation to Graffiti came through boredom. Trapped in high school, the young artist was busier sketching in his school books and carving his name on his classroom tables than listening to his teachers.

Painting anonymously at night in search of his hometown’s best spots, Kan fell further down the Graffiti hole after a first trip to Paris, followed by another one to Los Angeles, both exposing him to the best of what our culture has to offer.

Hanging out for a long time with Bom.k, he joined the Da Mental Vaporz in 2000 after moving to Paris to pursue a successful career as motion designer. Together, they embarked in the production of high scale murals throughout Paris southern suburbs. Since then Kan has participated to many graffiti jams and steadily exhibited his work in galleries across the world, from Paris to London and New York.

Combining his passion for computers, video and design to traditional Graffiti techniques, Kan has distorted his name a thousand ways, from throw ups to digitalised block letters to pixel art, halftone graffiti and dripping QR codes. At first glance, a series of dots hypnotise the viewers, suddenly connecting in their mind to form a portrait, a familiar figure that stares back them. Who’s watching who?

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2016 «Art Up!» International Art Fair, Galerie Adrien Serien, Lille (FR)
2016 «Attention ! Peinture Fraiche» Groupshow , 42b gallery, Paris (FR)
2016 «Urban Art» Artcurial Auction (FR)
2015 «SCOPE Miami Beach» Art Fair, MYA Gallery, Miami (USA)
2015 «LA Kingz» , 42b gallery, Paris (FR)
2015 «Art Urbain» Tajan Auction (Sale #1542), Paris (FR)
2015 «Underground Effect» Projet Saato Festival, La Défense, Paris (FR)
2015 «Kill Art Factory Festival», St-Gervais (FR)
2015 «Amerouge» Da Mental Vaporz Show, 42b gallery, Paris (FR)
2015 «Humanity» Da Mental Vaporz Show, Atelier des Bains gallery, Geneva (SWITZERLAND)
2015 «Urban Art au profit d’Emmaüs» Artcurial Auction (FR)
2015 «Main Street» International Group Show ,Mohammed VI Museum (MMVI) of modern and contemporary art, Rabat (MOROCCO)
2015 «Graffuturism, 5 Year Anniversary» International Group Show, 886 Geary Gallery, San Fransisco (USA)
2015 «Urban Art» Artcurial Auction (FR)
2015 «PEACE, LOVE & UNITY» Group Show, Artistik Rezo Gallery, Paris (FR)
2014 L’échange urbain group exhibition, Juddy Roller, Melbourne (AUSTRALIA)
2014 Honey I shrunk the streets group exhibition, 1AM Gallery, San Fransisco (USA)
2014 Under the wave Group Exhibition, Molitor hotel, Paris (FRANCE)
2014 « Trait d’union » Art fair, Montreuil (FRANCE)
2014 Rue-Stick #4, Puteaux (FRANCE)
2014 Heist Group Show, New Hunting Ground, Melbourne (AUSTRALIA)
2014 Djerbahood, Galerie Itinerrance, Djerba (TUNISIA)
2014 « In Situ Art Festival », Fort d'Aubervilliers (FRANCE)
2014 « The Wall » Da Mental Vaporz exhibition, BC Gallery, Berlin (GERMANY)
2014 The Great American Icons, Opera Gallery, Seoul (SOUTH KOREA)
2014 A Major Minority Group Exhibition by Poésia, 1AM Gallery, San Fransisco (USA)
2014 Solutions En Lumiere Auction, Philippe Starck / Reporters d’espoirs, ArtCurial, Paris (FR)
2014 Hip Opsession 10th Anniversary, Poln, Nantes (FR)
2013 Tour Paris 13, Galerie Itinerrance, Paris (FR)
2013 The many faces of David Bowie, Opera Gallery, London (UK)
2013 Paris Match une histoire de couvertures, Opera Gallery, Paris (FR)
2012 Urban Masters Group Exhibition, Opera Gallery, London (UK)
2012 a-part, Saint-Remy-De-Provence (FR)
2012 Le venin, Melbourne (AUS)
2011 Crimes of Minds, Brest (FR)
2011 Galore Festival, Copenhagen (DK)
2011 DMV Show – GHP Galerie, Toulouse (FR)
2010 Big Brother, Galerie L’Art de Rien, Paris (FR)
2010 Dans Mes Veines, Galerie L’Art de Rien, Paris (FR)
2010 Meeting of Styles , London (UK)
2010 DMV show – GX Gallery, London (UK)
2009 Go Get Your Shinebox, Brooklynite Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (USA)
2009 La Nuit du Street Art, Galerie David Guiraud, Paris (FR)
2009 Graffiti Loves You, Galerie Grafik89, Marseille (FR)
2008 – 10 Supremassy Festival, Massy (FR)
2008 En attendant JC, VNBC, Paris (FR)
2005 Vapeurs Urbaines, VizualUpdate, Lyon (FR)
2005 Explosition, Taxie Gallery, Paris (FR)
2005 Meeting of Styles, Lyon (FR)
2004 Explosition, Taxie Gallery (La Roche /Yon)
2004 Urban Dream Festival, Charleroi (BE)

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