Born in 1972 - Sweden
Etnik (Alessandro Battisti), was born in Sweden, 1972. He currently lives and works in Turin in Italy.
Etnik is considered as one of the most active and accomplished urban artist in Italy. He has experienced and assimilated the transition to post-graffiti and Street Art. He graduated from the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Florence in 1998.
He complies with the underground culture of Florence in the 90s. In 1992, he came into contact with the main representatives of graffiti in Milan, who tought him discipline. Gradually and self-taught, he feeds his style with technical design and illustration style.
Etnik is an artist who loves to share experiences with other urban artists. He worked with Macs, Sera, Duke1, Blu, Loomit, Zedz, Suede, Satone, MacCrew, Cantwo among others, to achieve significant murals throughout Italy. He collaborated with different galleries. Among the most important : Square23 in Turin, Studio Ars in Milan, A7Ma, Pretty Portal, 02/05 Stroke, Vertical G, 2nd Biennial GFA (BRD), Alte Post and since 2014 with GCA Gallery Nice, France. Etnik also participated in the project of the Tours Paris 13 in Paris and painted two walls in Vitry-sur-Seine, the new home of Street Art in the Paris suburbs.
"Prospective Cities" calligraphy, architecture and illustration in a painting ...
Etnik drew all his life, but he really invested himself in street-art 20 years ago. Since then he has developed a geometric particular style with real depth and perspective.
"Prospective Cities" is a project Etnik began in 2003. An architectural illustration work with perspective and a rich color range. The colorful cities he builts with a brush in two and three dimensions, seem to float and come out of the paintings and walls where they are painted.
However, as a street-artist he adds his own recognizable styled letters to these paintings to express his own views and represent the precarious stability of human beings.
The result is a huge fantastic illustration!
- Tour Paris 13, Paris, 2013
- Studio d’Ars, Milan, Italie, 2013
- A7MA, São Paulo, Brésil, 2013
- Substractions, Pretty Portal GmbH, Düsseldorf, Allemagne, 2014
- Square 23 Art Gallery, Turin, Italie, 2014
- Mermorie Urbane Festival, Itlaie, 2014
- 25ème anniversaire Alte Post, Düsseldorf, Allemagne, 2014
- ArtMageddon, Vertical Gallery Chicago Usa, 2014
- Made in Italy, GCA Gallery, Nice, France, 2014
-1AM Gallery SanFrancisco, USA, 2015
- Varsi Gallery Rome, Italie, 2015
- Fun da Mental, Solo Show, GCA Gallery, Nice, France, 2015
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