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Swiz

Born in 1983 - France

BIOGRAPHY

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Swiz is a French artist, born in 1983. He lives and works in Paris.
Swiz started out practicing graffiti, with a marked taste for urban no man's land. From the streets to the studio, he developed an emancipated and innovative work, focused on writting as a challenging basis for geometrical
compositions, in a « graffuturism » perpsective.
Self-taught artist, Swiz develops a passion for painting in his teenage years, when discovering graffiti, in 2000. The young teenager is already drawn to a vision of language combining the experiences of forms, colors and senses.
Inspired by the Cubist artists, and how they broke up objects and reassembled them in an abstracted form, Swiz adopts a deconstructed aesthetics in his graffiti, with a preference for complex, intricate design. The concept of encryption emerges, as the artist play with the viewer just as he plays on the shape of the letters and the outline of the urban areas that
he takes over.
From 2008, Swiz moves to a studio practice. He conserves some artistic aspects of graffiti, such as the letter and a genuine economy of means in the use of materials. Yet his artworks evolve towards abstraction. The letter tends to disappear, in favor of a language made of forms and colors, capable of conveying his words and thoughts. Taking inspiration from the Western cities' geometric design, which makes it easy for anybody to find one's way, Swiz always maintains a layout – whether derived from the alphabet or architecture, sometimes figurative and others times not. Thanks to this structure, the viewer is offered with the opportunity of wandering and uncovering new visuals horizons, where messages and emotions appear from the canvas, just like in a multi-faceted game.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 | « CHAOS CONTROL ». David Bloch Gallery. Marrakech (Maroc)
2014 | « GEOMETRIE ALPHABETIQUE ». Librairie "Les Extraits" Rueil-Malmaison (France)
COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS
2016 | Group show, MMARTproject. Paris (France)
2015 | David Bloch Gallery. Marrakech (Maroc)
2015 | « INEXTERIEUR ». Fiac. Paris (France)
2015 | « SENSITIVE EYE ». David Bloch Gallery. Marrakech (Maroc) 2015 | Galerie Tatiana Tournemine, Gstaad. (Suisse)
2015 | « GEOMETRIES VARIABLES ». Espace contemporain. Valence (France) 2015 | « SANS TITRE » Galerie Mathgoth. Paris (France)
2014 | « OPPOSITION ». Galerie Mathgoth. Paris (France)
2014 | « COSE TOGETHER ». 44309 Street Art Gallery. Dortmund (Allemagne) 2014 | « A MAJOR MINORITY ». 1AM Gallery. San Francisco (USA)
2013 | « DANS LES ENTRAILLES DU PALAIS SECRET ». Palais de Tokyo. Paris (France)
2013 | « GRAFFITI : TABLEAUX DE MAITRES ». Fondation Pierre Bergé, Palais de Tokyo. Paris (France) 2013 | « BRAS CASSES ». Espace Confluences. Paris (France)
2013 | « URBAN WALK ». Galerie Voskel. Paris (France)
2013 | « GRAFFUTURISM ». Galerie Openspace. Paris (France)
2013 | Projet des Bains-douches. Galerie Magda Danysz. Paris (France)
2013 | « CORRESPONDANCES ». Musée de la poste. Paris (France)
2012 | « 400 ML ». Maison des Métallos. Paris (France)
2012 | « FRENCH KISS ». Paris (France)
2012 | « HORD DU TEMPS II ». Galerie Openspace. Paris (France)
2011 | « LETTRES DE NOBLESSE ». Palais de Tokyo. Paris (France)
2009 | « TAG ». Grand Palais. Paris (France)
2009 | « FEU VERT ». Grand Palais. Paris (France)
WALLS AND PROJECTS
2016 | Spontaneous painting on wooden wall. Paris (France) 2016 | « HYPNOTIC ». Conception & realisation of mural. 2016 | Collection design pour Roche Bobois. Paris (France) 2016 | Wall on Marrakesh street (Maroc)
2016 | Realisation of mural, 46m, 0 degré. Paris (France)
2015 | Collaboration avec Agnès B. Défilé femme hiver 2015. (Hong Kong)
2015 | « LOGIQUE DU CHAOS ». Collaboration avec Urbanity Gallery. Paris (France)
2015 | « ON VIENT ON PEINT ». Mural en collaboration avec Lek. Paris (France)
2015 | « FRENCH KISS GENTLEMEN CLUB ». Mural en collaboration avec Hoctez, Zoer et Lek. Paris (France) 2015 | Conception & realisation of murals. Chennai, INDE
2014 | « LE MUR XIII ». Paris (France)

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