Brat

Born in: 1968

France

Biography

Brat was born in Paris in May 1968. He lives and works in Paris.

Brat first became a movie director after working various technical jobs in the film industry. Self-taught, he has learned from various art forms, from film to painting, from photography to music, from comics to pop culture. Images, words, colors, shapes, encounters and emotions inspired his world and helped him create an "off the wall reality", acting as an observer of the never ending mutation of a World that resembles us.

In his paintings, material and color work together to release a very particular strength. The strength of the "collective subconscious"… These images that we have seen before, that we know and that we have sometimes forgotten come back to us and amaze us. It is up to us to recreate our own nostalgia, his memories and his perception of the world that surrounds him.

There is an obvious stance of observation, view point and staging in his art. His art is firmly oriented towards the public, which translates his constant astonishment at a regressive, individualistic, aggressive, and above all absurd world. Nonconformist and free from the codes of society, Brat digs in his memories as much as he enjoys surveying the present, giving a sense of derision to his pieces filed with humor, violence, parody and poetry. His work relies essentially on his constant astonishment in front of the absurd and the marvelous.

Thus, the themes that he choses play with time-spaces thanks to an aesthetic appeal and to superposition. Different shades of grey and vivid colors blend and support each other. Brat reinvents, gives a new meaning to images and breathes a new life into them to tell a different story. He mainly uses aerosol and stencil techniques, as a single precise or slimy layer, or as a thick multilayer to give depth, and everything is enhanced by the use of acrylic. Pieces are sometimes created with abundance and complexity, reflecting the unpredictable mix of his imagination and of his memories. One needs to stop and contemplate, look in the details, in search of the different layers. Other paintings, more understated and conceptual, unveil a mood, a thought and reinvent the immediateness of the “Polaroid”.

He paints on canvas, as well as metal, wood and bags… This is a way to integrate “living matter” into his work. Everything can be a support. He enjoys the imperfections of wood, where the work dedicated to creating the background already creates a universe of shapes and curves on its own. He likes the brutal strength of metal… Cut out and then nailed together, plates of aluminum are added to one another in a new frame, a second life. The result is both brutal and luminous. In each painting, the strength of the material and the thickness of the paint are united. Once on the wall, the painting made of numerous layers surprises by its depth. The way a painting is shown is thus linked to the hazards of light. Using the minimalist support of a Shopping Bag for his Vanités, he points to the nonsense of a form of consumer society, increasingly excessive.

Vanités, CrossLine or Metamorphosis, he goes from one series to the other, the same way he likes to share his intuitions, his thoughts, and to believe that images have the power to impact others in their own memories.

For him art is an impulsive flow… It is adding life to the living.

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  • Painting

  • Painting Street art

  • Painting Pop Art

  • Painting Iconic

  • Sculpture

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  • Sculpture Nudes

  • Painting Oil

  • Sculpture Wood

  • Sculpture Resin

  • Painting Acrylic

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Brat, BabyBrat Angie Kesadi Colors, Sculpture

Brat

BabyBrat Angie Kesadi Colors, 2017
30 x 30 x 25 cm
Sculpture

5 000 €

Brat, Vanité #59 Breitling, Painting

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Vanité #59 Breitling, 2014
36 x 45 x 1 cm
Painting

1 700 €

Brat, Sucker punch, Sculpture

Brat

Sucker punch, 2017
100 x 100 x 15 cm
Sculpture

4 000 €

Brat, Vanité #61 Chanel, Painting

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Vanité #61 Chanel, 2014
32 x 36 x 1 cm
Painting

1 700 €

Brat, Vanité #36 Kenzo, Painting

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Vanité #36 Kenzo, 2014
37 x 50 x 1 cm
Painting

1 700 €

Brat, Vanité #38 John Galliano, Painting

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Vanité #38 John Galliano, 2014
36 x 44 x 1 cm
Painting

1 700 €

Brat, Vanité #64 Chanel, Painting

Brat

Vanité #64 Chanel, 2014
23 x 26 x 1 cm
Painting

1 000 €

Brat, Vanité #74 Chanel, Painting

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Vanité #74 Chanel, 2015
40 x 58 x 1 cm
Painting

2 300 €

Brat, Vanité #39 Dolce & Gabbana, Painting

Brat

Vanité #39 Dolce & Gabbana, 2014
32 x 48 x 1 cm
Painting

1 800 €

Brat, Vanité #79 Prada, Painting

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Vanité #79 Prada, 2015
42.5 x 57 x 1 cm
Painting

2 000 €

Brat, BabyBrat Diablo Born to Be Wild, Sculpture

Brat

BabyBrat Diablo Born to Be Wild, 2017
30 x 25 x 20 cm
Sculpture

5 000 €

Brat, Vanité #78 Hermès, Painting

Brat

Vanité #78 Hermès, 2015
42 x 27.5 x 1 cm
Painting

1 600 €

Brat, Come on baby light my life, Sculpture

Brat

Come on baby light my life, 2017
100 x 100 x 10 cm
Sculpture

4 000 €

Brat, New Black, Sculpture

Brat

New Black, 2017
30 x 30 x 25 cm
Sculpture

5 000 €

Brat, Angie White, Sculpture

Brat

Angie White, 2015
30 x 30 x 25 cm
Sculpture

4 500 €

Brat, Kurt Cobain, Sculpture

Brat

Kurt Cobain, 2015
100 x 140 x 10 cm
Sculpture

4 600 €

Brat, Hard Knock Life, Sculpture

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Hard Knock Life, 2017
100 x 100 x 10 cm
Sculpture

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Brat, Tatsuko, la Geïsha au doigt coupé, Painting

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Tatsuko, la Geïsha au doigt coupé, 2016
35 x 35 x 1 cm
Painting

1 300 €

Brat, Young Cassius, Painting

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Young Cassius, 2016
45 x 45 x 1 cm
Painting

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Brat, BabyBrat Diablo red, Sculpture

Brat

BabyBrat Diablo red, 2017
30 x 25 x 20 cm
Sculpture

4 500 €

Brat, Voodoo Child, Painting

Brat

Voodoo Child, 2016
100 x 100 x 6 cm
Painting

4 000 €

Brat, Pharaonication, Painting

Brat

Pharaonication, 2016
100 x 100 x 4 cm
Painting

4 300 €

Brat, Who kiss the Wookie, Painting

Brat

Who kiss the Wookie, 2014
100 x 100 cm
Painting

Sold out

Brat, Vanité #6 Dior, Painting

Brat

Vanité #6 Dior, 2014
51 x 64 cm
Painting

1 800 €

Brat, Vanité #58 Hermès, Painting

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Vanité #58 Hermès, 2014
46 x 42 cm
Painting

Sold out

Brat, Vanité #57 Dior, Painting

Brat

Vanité #57 Dior, 2014
30 x 42 cm
Painting

1 005 €

Brat, Vanité #65 Louboutin, Painting

Brat

Vanité #65 Louboutin, 2014
40 x 57 cm
Painting

1 800 €

Brat, Vanité #44 Jimmy Choo, Painting

Brat

Vanité #44 Jimmy Choo, 2014
40 x 62 cm
Painting

1 800 €

Brat, Vanité #52 Piaget, Painting

Brat

Vanité #52 Piaget, 2014
37 x 42 cm
Painting

1 500 €

Galerie DEZA

Art Fair Antwerp
From October, 5 To October, 8 2017
Antwerp - Belgium

SAMHART Gallery

Les Automnales 2015
From November, 13 To November, 22 2015
Le Grand-Saconnex - Switzerland

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