Born in Paris in the 7O’s, Bom.k discovered graffiti during his youth, as the southern suburbs he grew in covered themselves with the tags and throw ups of the movement’s first generation.
With the help of a few school friends, he quickly initiated himself to the mystery of spray cans on his neighbourhood’s walls until Henry Chalfant and Martha Cooper’s Subway Art and Spraycan Art definitely converted him to the noble art.
After moving to the South of France for a few years, Bom.k returned to live in Paris and created the Da Mental Vaporz in 1999 with Iso and Kan. One monumental wall after the other, the crew continuously kept pushing the esthetical boundaries of graffiti, developing groundbreaking themes for the times, such as madness, life in the peripheral suburbs, social exclusion, fear and hate.
With the new century, the crew opened up to a new generation of painters in the 2000 years, welcoming artistslike Jaws, Gris1, Brusk and Dran and more recently Sowat, Blo and Lek in its ranks. Together, the 9 members of this iconoclast collective travelled the world, England, Spain, Danmark, Belgium and Australia, to participate to numerous festivals, put together ambitious DIY shows and above all, paint whatever comes in there way.
In 2005, Bom.k started developing his style in the comfort of a studio, with the same aesthetical insanity and ambition than his exterior works. Armed with pencils, spray cans and loads of chemical products, he continuously vandalises canvases that are as big as walls. Logically, his work is quickly noticed by galleries both in France and abroad – Europe, United States and Asia – who invite him to participate in both solo and group shows. Finally, his 2008 book ‘HB Blacktrace’, earned him a solid international reputation, making him one of the major names of post graffiti, illustration and contemporary art.
Today, Bom.k lives and works between Paris and the North of France.
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