Born in 1951 - France


Didier Pierre Chamizo is a French contemporary painter. He was born in 1951 in Cahors, Lot, France. He has spent over ten years in jail because he has participated, after May 1968, in a time during which socialism was becoming more and more popular, in the armed struglle, and notably in bank robberies.

In 1985, the first paintings from the series "Liberté" were painted in the Saint-Etienne jail. The painter launched his message from jail, during the Unites States bicentennial.

Didier Chamizo's figurative painting is in the lineage of lettrism and it is perceived as an alternative to graffiti art or tagging. He is the creator of the "lettric abstraction-figuration". His works are hard hitting and fueled by social and political events, by philosophical ideas, by the show business...). Chamizo synthesizes them and retaind only the trace they leave in our culture.

Chamizo is an engaged artist, in the post-modern sense of the word, he denounces the art market that ignores the artists from poor countries. Chamizo's works are featured in shows along with the greatest contemporary artists, such as Jeff Koons, Arman, Niki de Saint-Phalle, Cesar, Combas, the Di Rosa brothers, Kenny Scharf, Birk Dietman, Erro, Antonio Segui ...

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"Attentat à la couleur", Galerie Berthéas / Les Tournesols, Saint-Etienne (France)
Didier Chamizo, Art Jingle Contemporary, Paris (France)

Chamizo, Art Jingle Contemporary, Paris (France)

Momentum Art Gallery, Knokke (Belgium)

"Chamizo", galerie Eric de Montbel, Paris (France)

"Chamizo", galerie Soho de Marisa Berenson, New York (US)

Galerie des 4 Coins de Roanne (France)
Galerie de Nesle, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris (France)


Exposition inaugurative, Galerie Volchkova, Paris (France)

"Kaléidoscope", Opera Gallery, Paris (France)
"Peinture Fraîche", galerie Lucie Weill et Seligmann, Paris (France)

"New York, New York", Opera Gallery, Spring Street, New-York (US)

Centre culturel français de Surabaya (Indonesia)
"Schizophrénies-Discordances", présentation collective salle Gaveau, Paris (France)

"Complicités d’évasions" show in the Lyon and Créteil jail (France)

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