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Tarek

Tarek

France • Born in: 1971

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Tarek is well-known for his graffiti work as well as his illustrations and comics, which he infuses with his modern and endearing characters. The artist, whose full name is Tarek Ben Yakhlef, was born in Paris in 1971. He grew up surrounded by the urban artistic scene, and made his way into the graffiti world at a young age - an artistic community he's now an active protagonist of.

Trained in history and history of art at the Sorbonne, and keen on street art, he published at only 20 years old "Paris Tonkar", the first book dedicated to graffiti to ever come out in Europe. This publication was the very first to give a voice to taggers and graffiti-artists, mentioning their motivations, their artistic approaches as well as the public reception following this new cultural phenomenon.

The camera quickly replaced Tarek's aerosols, as he slowly became a privileged witness of French urban art. Simultaneously, the artist developed his art on other media, such as comics, a field in which he found himself to be very successful. But spray cans were never away for too long: they still allowed him to leave a trace of his passage in this world on city walls.

Listed on Artprice since 2014, his paintings are now part of several art lovers' collections all around the world: Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Rennes, Brussels, Montreal, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Geneva, Zürich, Lausanne, Tokyo, Hamburg, Venice, Lodz, Prague, Athens, Zagreb, Budapest, Kribi, São Paulo, Dakar... His works are also exhibited in museums, cities and private companies: Viltaïs (Moulins), City of Guéret, French Red Cross (Paris), Ad Tatum (Paris), Havas Worldwide (Paris), MoLA Museum (Paris), Graff'art (Saint-Ouen), Street art city (Lurcy-Lévis), Hospital La Porte Verte (Versailles), Shoes or no Shoes Museum and King Albert II Institute (Belgium) as well as Havas Worldwide (Tunis)...

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Tarek, Mask Long 3, Painting

Tarek

Mask Long 3, 2022 19.68 x 7.87 inch Painting

£333

Tarek, Meka Green, Fine Art Drawings

Tarek

Meka Green, 2022 29.7 x 21 inch Fine Art Drawings

£149

Tarek, Big E, Sculpture

Tarek

Big E, 2012 8.7 x 7.9 x 1.6 inch Sculpture

£175

Tarek, Mask Long 4, Painting

Tarek

Mask Long 4, 2022 19.68 x 7.87 inch Painting

£333

Tarek, Africa, Painting

Tarek

Africa, 2022 19.7 x 7.9 x 1.2 inch Painting

£333

Tarek, Mask geometrique, Painting

Tarek

Mask geometrique, 2017 21.7 x 18.1 x 1.2 inch Painting

£745

Tarek, Mask geometrik, Painting

Tarek

Mask geometrik, 2017 21.7 x 18.1 x 1.2 inch Painting

£745

Tarek, Mask geometrique, Painting

Tarek

Mask geometrique, 2017 21.7 x 18.1 x 1.2 inch Painting

£745

Tarek, Masque Cubik, Painting

Tarek

Masque Cubik, 2020 16.1 x 9.4 x 1.2 inch Painting

£333

Tarek, Spirit Mask, Painting

Tarek

Spirit Mask, 2020 16.1 x 9.4 x 1.2 inch Painting

£333

Tarek, Mask (Drawing), Fine Art Drawings

Tarek

Mask (Drawing), 2022 11.69 x 8.26 inch Fine Art Drawings

£149

Tarek, Goldorak, Painting

Tarek

Goldorak, 2021 11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch Painting

£307

Tarek, Mask 2, Fine Art Drawings

Tarek

Mask 2, 2022 7.87 x 7.87 inch Fine Art Drawings

£140

Tarek, Chorba, Fine Art Drawings

Tarek

Chorba, 2022 11.69 x 8.26 inch Fine Art Drawings

£149

Tarek, Morituri, Fine Art Drawings

Tarek

Morituri, 2022 7.87 x 7.87 inch Fine Art Drawings

£140

Tarek, Geometrik #3, Painting

Tarek

Geometrik #3, 2018 11.8 x 11.8 x 1.2 inch Painting

£394

Tarek, Hip Hop, Painting

Tarek

Hip Hop, 2020 19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch Painting

£657

Tarek, Dark city, Painting

Tarek

Dark city, 2020 15 x 18.1 x 0.6 inch Painting

£569

Tarek, Mask blanc, Painting

Tarek

Mask blanc, 2018 24 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch Painting

£1,086

Tarek, Tribal, Fine Art Drawings

Tarek

Tribal, 2020 9.4 x 7.5 x 0 inch Fine Art Drawings

£131

Tarek, Mask geometric, Painting

Tarek

Mask geometric, 2017 11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch Painting

£403

Tarek, Dekonstruction 2, Painting

Tarek

Dekonstruction 2, 2018 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch Painting

£1,366

Tarek, Chicken Noodles, Painting

Tarek

Chicken Noodles, 2017 27.6 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch Painting

£2,015

Tarek, Chicken With Rice, Painting

Tarek

Chicken With Rice, 2017 27.6 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch Painting

£2,015

Tarek, Mask 3, Painting

Tarek

Mask 3, 2022 18.1 x 15 inch Painting

£512

Tarek, Le sage, Fine Art Drawings

Tarek

Le sage, 2020 15.9 x 11.6 inch Fine Art Drawings

£307

Tarek, Mask Geometrik, Painting

Tarek

Mask Geometrik, 2022 15.7 x 11.8 inch Painting

£364

Tarek, Skull Geometrik, Painting

Tarek

Skull Geometrik, 2022 15.7 x 11.8 inch Painting

£745

Tarek, Chorba, Painting

Tarek

Chorba, 2018 16.1 x 13 x 0.8 inch Painting

£394

Tarek, Bean and Eggs, Painting

Tarek

Bean and Eggs, 2018 13 x 16.1 x 0.4 inch Painting

£394

Tarek, Gold Soup, Painting

Tarek

Gold Soup, 2017 21.7 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch Painting

£701

Tarek, Pop is Tomato, Painting

Tarek

Pop is Tomato, 2017 17.7 x 21.7 x 0.8 inch Painting

£972

Tarek, Blue geometric, Painting

Tarek

Blue geometric, 2012 18.1 x 21.7 x 0.8 inch Painting

£972

Tarek, Tribal, Painting

Tarek

Tribal, 2020 15.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch Painting

£455

Tarek, Cité, Painting

Tarek

Cité, 2013 18.1 x 24 x 0.8 inch Painting

£1,025

Tarek, Mask of Africa, Painting

Tarek

Mask of Africa, 2018 23.6 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch Painting

£1,086

Tarek, Stew, Painting

Tarek

Stew, 2017 27.6 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch Painting

£2,015

Tarek, Vegetables and Cheddar, Painting

Tarek

Vegetables and Cheddar, 2017 27.6 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch Painting

£2,015

Tarek, Space, Painting

Tarek

Space, 2017 18.3 x 15 x 0.4 inch Painting

£482

Tarek, Kapital, Painting

Tarek

Kapital, 2019 7.5 x 9.4 x 0.6 inch Painting

£280

Tarek, Batman, Painting

Tarek

Batman, 2020 28.7 x 21.3 x 0.8 inch Painting

£2,847

Our recommendations Tarek, Mask 2, Painting

Tarek

Mask 2, 2019 11.8 x 9.1 x 1.2 inch Painting

£307

Tarek, Mask homme, Painting

Tarek

Mask homme, 2020 5.9 x 5.9 x 0.8 inch Painting

£96

Our recommendations Tarek, The Limit, Painting

Tarek

The Limit, 2020 5.5 x 9.4 x 0.8 inch Painting

£123

Tarek, Kapital, Painting

Tarek

Kapital, 2021 7.9 x 7.9 x 0.1 inch Painting

£166

Tarek, Comme un boomerang, Painting

Tarek

Comme un boomerang, 2021 5.9 x 5.9 x 0.8 inch Painting

£61

Tarek, La boite à fil, Painting

Tarek

La boite à fil, 2015 12.8 x 9.1 x 0.8 inch Painting

£228

Tarek, Black spirit, Painting

Tarek

Black spirit, 2017 51.2 x 38.2 x 1.6 inch Painting

£6,044

Tarek, Taurus, Painting

Tarek

Taurus, 2015 39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch Painting

£5,518

Tarek, Mask, Fine Art Drawings

Tarek

Mask, 2020 15.9 x 11.6 inch Fine Art Drawings

£307

Tarek, Taurus Geometrik, Painting

Tarek

Taurus Geometrik, 2020 18.1 x 15 inch Painting

£482

Tarek, Skull in the City, Painting

Tarek

Skull in the City, 2016 20 x 20 x 2 inch Painting

£2,415

Tarek, Custom de skate 2, Painting

Tarek

Custom de skate 2, 2021 13.8 x 8.1 x 0.8 inch Painting

£350

Tarek, Dekonstruction 3, Painting

Tarek

Dekonstruction 3, 2014 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch Painting

£1,594

Tarek, Rex, Painting

Tarek

Rex, 2020 18.1 x 21.7 x 0.8 inch Painting

£701

Tarek, My Name is Taurus, Painting

Tarek

My Name is Taurus, 2018 23.6 x 23.6 inch Painting

£1,226

Tarek, Blue Skull, Painting

Tarek

Blue Skull, 2018 18.1 x 24 inch Painting

£701

Tarek, Masque, Painting

Tarek

Masque, 2019 21.7 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch Painting

£657

Tarek, Beef, Painting

Tarek

Beef, 2017 21.7 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch Painting

£701

Tarek, Eggs, Painting

Tarek

Eggs, 2017 16.1 x 13 x 0.4 inch Painting

£394

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Who is the artist?

Tarek is well-known for his graffiti work as well as his illustrations and comics, which he infuses with his modern and endearing characters. The artist, whose full name is Tarek Ben Yakhlef, was born in Paris in 1971. He grew up surrounded by the urban artistic scene, and made his way into the graffiti world at a young age - an artistic community he's now an active protagonist of.

Trained in history and history of art at the Sorbonne, and keen on street art, he published at only 20 years old "Paris Tonkar", the first book dedicated to graffiti to ever come out in Europe. This publication was the very first to give a voice to taggers and graffiti-artists, mentioning their motivations, their artistic approaches as well as the public reception following this new cultural phenomenon.

The camera quickly replaced Tarek's aerosols, as he slowly became a privileged witness of French urban art. Simultaneously, the artist developed his art on other media, such as comics, a field in which he found himself to be very successful. But spray cans were never away for too long: they still allowed him to leave a trace of his passage in this world on city walls.

Listed on Artprice since 2014, his paintings are now part of several art lovers' collections all around the world: Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Rennes, Brussels, Montreal, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Geneva, Zürich, Lausanne, Tokyo, Hamburg, Venice, Lodz, Prague, Athens, Zagreb, Budapest, Kribi, São Paulo, Dakar... His works are also exhibited in museums, cities and private companies: Viltaïs (Moulins), City of Guéret, French Red Cross (Paris), Ad Tatum (Paris), Havas Worldwide (Paris), MoLA Museum (Paris), Graff'art (Saint-Ouen), Street art city (Lurcy-Lévis), Hospital La Porte Verte (Versailles), Shoes or no Shoes Museum and King Albert II Institute (Belgium) as well as Havas Worldwide (Tunis)...

What are his 3 main works?

What is Tarek’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Basquiat-Style Artists

When was Tarek born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1971