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Zokatos

Born in: 1984

France

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Biography

Inspired by the counterculture of the 90s, Zokatos naturally turned to street as his original ground of expression. He kept the brutality of graffiti, its suggestive strength and a very particular idea of painting. From the wall to the canvas, his work evolved, but he kept using Street Art techniques, mainly markers and the spray paint. His abstract and colorful compositions are in contrast with the grey universe of the Parisian bloc buildings where he grew up.His artwork, already rich and varied for a 29-year-old artist, is an original synthesis mixing street and abstract art, switching easily from spray paint, watercolor or paint to sculpture.The softness of his non figurative aesthetics made of forms and lively colors is in contrast with the spontaneity of his artistic gestures. We think then of an allegory of the dilemma of the urban artist with this constant tension between the street and the gallery space, and the canvas, a necessary tool, although often rejected by street artists.If we search for his sources of inspiration, we might think of the artists of the New York School, from Pollock's action painting to Sam Francis's post-painterly abstraction. He is also influenced by lyrical abstraction and artists such as Mathieu, Schneider or Hartung. Zokatos is an artist whose existence is conditioned by the artistic act of painting and for whom the canvas, the vital medium of expression, is an end in itself.

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  • Painting

  • Painting Abstract

  • Painting Street art

  • Sculpture

  • Sculpture Wall Sculpture

  • Sculpture Metal

  • Painting Acrylic

  • French Artist

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Zokatos, Spraysculpture 1, Sculpture

Zokatos

Spraysculpture 1, 2017
18 x 26 x 6.5 cm
Sculpture

€550

Zokatos, Nitescence Bucolique, Painting

Zokatos

Nitescence Bucolique, 2014
50 x 40 x 2 cm
Painting

€740

Zokatos, Le Rêve d'Alice, Painting

Zokatos

Le Rêve d'Alice, 2017
80 x 80 x 3 cm
Painting

€2 800

Zokatos, Bouquet de Prose, Painting

Zokatos

Bouquet de Prose, 2017
80 x 80 x 3 cm
Painting

€2 800

Zokatos, Toucher le Ciel, Painting

Zokatos

Toucher le Ciel, 2017
80 x 80 x 5 cm
Painting

€2 800

Zokatos, Symphonie n°2, Painting

Zokatos

Symphonie n°2, 2017
80 x 80 x 3 cm
Painting

€2 800

Zokatos, Amor Boréal, Painting

Zokatos

Amor Boréal, 2017
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

€3 700

Zokatos, Chant de Magnolia, Painting

Zokatos

Chant de Magnolia, 2017
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

€3 700

Zokatos, Symphonie N°z, Painting

Zokatos

Symphonie N°z, 2017
80 x 80 x 5 cm
Painting

€2 800

Zokatos, Lettre à un Arc-en-ciel, Painting

Zokatos

Lettre à un Arc-en-ciel, 2017
80 x 80 x 6 cm
Painting

€2 800

Zokatos, Caresse d'Alexandrins, Painting

Zokatos

Caresse d'Alexandrins, 2017
70 x 70 x 2 cm
Painting

€2 000

Zokatos, Bénédictin Glacial, Painting

Zokatos

Bénédictin Glacial, 2012
89 x 116 x 2 cm
Painting

€2 800

Zokatos, Dans le cœur d'un homme, Painting

Zokatos

Dans le cœur d'un homme, 2015
120 x 120 x 2 cm
Painting

€3 500

Zokatos, Arc-en-ciel 3, Painting

Zokatos

Arc-en-ciel 3, 2017
30 x 40 cm
Painting

€350

Zokatos, Arc-en-ciel 1, Painting

Zokatos

Arc-en-ciel 1, 2017
30 x 40 cm
Painting

€350

Zokatos, Le chant d'Andromède, Painting

Zokatos

Le chant d'Andromède, 2017
80 x 60 cm
Painting

€800

Zokatos, Il était une fois, Painting

Zokatos

Il était une fois, 2017
80 x 60 cm
Painting

€800

Zokatos, Arc-en-ciel 2, Painting

Zokatos

Arc-en-ciel 2, 2017
30 x 40 cm
Painting

€350

Zokatos, Il était une voix, Painting

Zokatos

Il était une voix, 2017
70 x 70 x 2 cm
Painting

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Zokatos, Art Toys, Sculpture

Zokatos

Art Toys, 2015
14 x 7 x 6 cm
Sculpture

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Zokatos, Art Toys, Sculpture

Zokatos

Art Toys, 2015
11 x 8 x 6 cm
Sculpture

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