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Kriki

Born in: 1965

France

Biography

Kriki is an artist born in 1965 in Paris; he lives and works in Paris.

In 1984, in Paris, Kriki founds a group of painters called Nuklé-Art and the electro punk group Les Envahisseurs. With the street and the Underground as his art school, he is involved in the beginnings of what is now known as Street Art. Immersed in alternative culture, he is identified from the beginning as one of the emblematic figures amongst the young French painters of the nineteen eighties. Kriki clearly belongs to the generation whose sensibility expressed itself in Free Figurative Art, which he helps to renew.

Still very young, he exhibits with Keith Haring, Futura 2000 and even with Basquiat and Wim Delvoye. At just 23 years old, he has his first solo exhibition at FIAC (Paris) which will then move on to the Gramercy Art Fair in New York; this will lead to taking part in the very first exhibitions of his work in now famous Paris galleries such as Jérôme de Noirmont and Kamel Mennour. Kriki at that time becomes well known for a style which becomes immediately identifiable on the international scene, making him into one of the major artists of his generation.

In 1985, Kriki invents Fuzz, a half-robot, half polymorphous fetish, appearing as a virus infecting the history of art, and of which the Museum of Modern Art in Paris will publish a specimen. Kriki manipulates the original images from which his paintings emerge, resisting our initial attempts at a reading in order to express themselves in a universal language. Today, Kriki is still an incarnation of punk culture in French contemporary art, leading Ernest Van Buyender, the Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp to write: “Kriki is the only French artist whose originality and ambition can be seen as a bridge between Sub Culture and High Culture”.

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Kriki, Sans titre, Drawing

Kriki

Sans titre, 2009
19.7 x 26.8 x 0.6 inch
Drawing

$3,671

Kriki, Sans titre, Painting

Kriki

Sans titre, 1994
13 x 9.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$979

Kriki, Sik, Painting

Kriki

Sik, 1991
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$7,096

Kriki, Les Punks, Painting

Kriki

Les Punks, 1990
51.2 x 76.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$22,023

Kriki, Le policier, Painting

Kriki

Le policier, 1994
13 x 9.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$979

Kriki, Computer, Print

Kriki

Computer, 2002
27.6 x 25.6 x 0.2 inch
Print

$489

Kriki, Scène de bar, Print

Kriki

Scène de bar, 2002
27.6 x 25.6 x 0.2 inch
Print

$489

Kriki, La piscine, Print

Kriki

La piscine, 2002
27.6 x 25.6 x 0.2 inch
Print

$489

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