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Keymi

Born in: 1973

France

Biography
Keymi, his real name Stephan Raymond was born near Paris, in Val d'oise. He quickly settled down in Clermont-Ferrand where he began his career as an artist and made a name for himself. He joined the scientific section at high school, before History of Art at university. Drawing was a major part of his everyday life, Keymi saw this as a hobby those days. It was in 1990 that he embarked on the painting adventure, and had some experience in watercolors and photography. Graffiti became a favorite, influenced by the world of hip-hop in the 80's, flooding the popular culture. Keymi found his true expression in street art, as he wanted art to go towards people and not the other way around. His pseudonym is influenced by his friend who came back from the United states and he called him Mickey. To do the same, the latter called him Keymi. A very evocative nickname, implying the world of pop art, which seduced the artist, therefore he adopted it. The artist's work is nourished by classic references but also rococo or even baroque, rather than the contemporary universe like tattoo images. This is how he created "abstract calligraphy", to pay a tribute to graffiti. Intrigued by puzzles, Keymi played around with it and reshaped it. One can see pop art icons or portions of these symbols inlaid on a piece of a puzzle and highlighted on a black background. He now exhibits all around France, his creations can be found on the street, canvases or directly in his private home.
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  • Painting

  • Painting Portrait

  • Painting Pop Art

  • Painting Acrylic

  • French Artist

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Keymi, Sophie, Painting

Keymi

Sophie, 2017
53.9 x 53.9 x 2 inch
Painting

$2,813

Keymi, La rumeur 278, Painting

Keymi

La rumeur 278, 2018
21.3 x 17.3 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$537

Keymi, Elixir (La rumeur double 290), Painting

Keymi

Elixir (La rumeur double 290), 2018
21.3 x 29.1 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$831

Keymi, La rumeur (Manga) 289, Painting

Keymi

La rumeur (Manga) 289, 2018
21.3 x 17.3 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$537

Keymi, La rumeur 234, Painting

Keymi

La rumeur 234, 2017
21.3 x 17.3 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$537

Keymi, ESTELLE, Painting

Keymi

ESTELLE, 2017
47.2 x 50.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

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Keymi, La rumeur 274, Painting

Keymi

La rumeur 274, 2018
21.3 x 17.3 x 1.2 inch
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Keymi, MARGO, Painting

Keymi

MARGO, 2017
52 x 65.7 x 2 inch
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Keymi, MAGGY, Painting

Keymi

MAGGY, 2017
47.2 x 50.4 x 1.6 inch
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Keymi, La rumeur 281, Painting

Keymi

La rumeur 281, 2018
21.3 x 17.3 x 1.2 inch
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Keymi, La rumeur 275, Painting

Keymi

La rumeur 275, 2018
21.3 x 17.3 x 1.2 inch
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Keymi, Rockabilly Girl (la rumeur 216), Painting

Keymi

Rockabilly Girl (la rumeur 216), 2017
24.8 x 20.9 x 1.2 inch
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Keymi, La rumeur 189, Painting

Keymi

La rumeur 189, 2017
24.8 x 20.9 x 1.2 inch
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Luxembourg Art Fair
From November, 30 To December, 3 2017

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