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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 50 x 20 cm Painting

$410

Tarek, Batman, Fine Art Drawings

Tarek

Batman, 2020 30 x 40 cm Fine Art Drawings

$97

Tarek, Big E, Sculpture

Tarek

Big E, 2012 22 x 20 x 4 cm Sculpture

$216

Tarek, Mask Long 4, Painting

Tarek

Mask Long 4, 2022 50 x 20 cm Painting

$410

Tarek, Africa, Painting

Tarek

Africa, 2022 50 x 20 x 3 cm Painting

$410

Tarek, Mask geometrique, Painting

Tarek

Mask geometrique, 2017 55 x 46 x 3 cm Painting

$918

Tarek, Mask geometrik, Painting

Tarek

Mask geometrik, 2017 55 x 46 x 3 cm Painting

$918

Tarek, Masque Cubik, Painting

Tarek

Masque Cubik, 2020 41 x 24 x 3 cm Painting

$410

Tarek, Spirit Mask, Painting

Tarek

Spirit Mask, 2020 41 x 24 x 3 cm Painting

$410

Tarek, Mask geometrique, Painting

Tarek

Mask geometrique, 2017 55 x 46 x 3 cm Painting

$918

Tarek, Geometrik, Painting

Tarek

Geometrik, 2012 20 x 20 x 4 cm Painting

$140

Tarek, Meka Green, Fine Art Drawings

Tarek

Meka Green, 2022 75.4 x 53.3 cm Fine Art Drawings

$184

Tarek, Mask (Drawing), Fine Art Drawings

Tarek

Mask (Drawing), 2022 29.7 x 21 cm Fine Art Drawings

$184

Tarek, Goldorak, Painting

Tarek

Goldorak, 2021 30 x 30 x 2 cm Painting

$378

Tarek, Batman, Dark Knight, Fine Art Drawings

Tarek

Batman, Dark Knight, 2020 30 x 40 cm Fine Art Drawings

$97

Tarek, Mask 2, Fine Art Drawings

Tarek

Mask 2, 2022 20 x 20 cm Fine Art Drawings

$173

Tarek, Chorba, Fine Art Drawings

Tarek

Chorba, 2022 29.7 x 21 cm Fine Art Drawings

$184

Tarek, Morituri, Fine Art Drawings

Tarek

Morituri, 2022 20 x 20 cm Fine Art Drawings

$173

Tarek, Geometrik #3, Painting

Tarek

Geometrik #3, 2018 30 x 30 x 3 cm Painting

$486

Tarek, Mask 3, Painting

Tarek

Mask 3, 2022 46 x 38 cm Painting

$632

Tarek, Le sage, Fine Art Drawings

Tarek

Le sage, 2020 40.5 x 29.5 cm Fine Art Drawings

$378

Tarek, Hip Hop, Painting

Tarek

Hip Hop, 2020 50 x 50 x 2 cm Painting

$810

Tarek, Dark city, Painting

Tarek

Dark city, 2020 38 x 46 x 1.5 cm Painting

$702

Tarek, Mask blanc, Painting

Tarek

Mask blanc, 2018 61 x 50 x 2 cm Painting

$1,339

Tarek, Mask, Fine Art Drawings

Tarek

Mask, 2020 40.5 x 29.5 cm Fine Art Drawings

$378

Tarek, Taurus Geometrik, Painting

Tarek

Taurus Geometrik, 2020 46 x 38 cm Painting

$594

Tarek, Dekonstruction 3, Painting

Tarek

Dekonstruction 3, 2014 60 x 60 x 2 cm Painting

$1,965

Tarek, Spiritus, Painting

Tarek

Spiritus, 2019 70 x 50 x 3 cm Painting

$2,105

Tarek, Mask geometric, Painting

Tarek

Mask geometric, 2017 30 x 30 x 2 cm Painting

$497

Tarek, Dekonstruction 2, Painting

Tarek

Dekonstruction 2, 2018 60 x 60 x 2 cm Painting

$1,684

Tarek, Chicken Noodles, Painting

Tarek

Chicken Noodles, 2017 70 x 50 x 3 cm Painting

$2,483

Tarek, Vegetables and Cheddar, Painting

Tarek

Vegetables and Cheddar, 2017 70 x 50 x 3 cm Painting

$2,483

Our recommendations Tarek, Mask 2, Painting

Tarek

Mask 2, 2019 30 x 23 x 3 cm Painting

$378

Tarek, Mask Geometrik, Painting

Tarek

Mask Geometrik, 2022 40 x 30 cm Painting

$448

Tarek, Skull Geometrik, Painting

Tarek

Skull Geometrik, 2022 40 x 30 cm Painting

$918

Tarek, Chorba, Painting

Tarek

Chorba, 2018 41 x 33 x 2 cm Painting

$486

Tarek, Bean and Eggs, Painting

Tarek

Bean and Eggs, 2018 33 x 41 x 1 cm Painting

$486

Tarek, Gold Soup, Painting

Tarek

Gold Soup, 2017 55 x 46 x 2 cm Painting

$864

Tarek, Kapital, Painting

Tarek

Kapital, 2019 19 x 24 x 1.5 cm Painting

$346

Tarek, Pop is Tomato, Painting

Tarek

Pop is Tomato, 2017 45 x 55 x 2 cm Painting

$1,199

Tarek, Blue geometric, Painting

Tarek

Blue geometric, 2012 46 x 55 x 2 cm Painting

$1,199

Tarek, Tribal, Painting

Tarek

Tribal, 2020 40 x 30 x 1 cm Painting

$561

Tarek, Cité, Painting

Tarek

Cité, 2013 46 x 61 x 2 cm Painting

$1,263

Tarek, Mask of Africa, Painting

Tarek

Mask of Africa, 2018 60 x 46 x 2 cm Painting

$1,339

Tarek, Chicken With Rice, Painting

Tarek

Chicken With Rice, 2017 70 x 50 x 3 cm Painting

$2,483

Tarek, Stew, Painting

Tarek

Stew, 2017 70 x 50 x 3 cm Painting

$2,483

Tarek, Space, Painting

Tarek

Space, 2017 46.5 x 38 x 1 cm Painting

$594

Tarek, Skull in the City, Painting

Tarek

Skull in the City, 2016 50.8 x 50.8 x 5.1 cm Painting

$2,900

Tarek, Custom de skate 2, Painting

Tarek

Custom de skate 2, 2021 35 x 20.5 x 2 cm Painting

$432

Tarek, Rex, Painting

Tarek

Rex, 2020 46 x 55 x 2 cm Painting

$864

Tarek, My Name is Taurus, Painting

Tarek

My Name is Taurus, 2018 60 x 60 cm Painting

$1,512

Tarek, Blue Skull, Painting

Tarek

Blue Skull, 2018 46 x 61 cm Painting

$864

Tarek, Masque, Painting

Tarek

Masque, 2019 55 x 46 x 2 cm Painting

$810

Tarek, Beef, Painting

Tarek

Beef, 2017 55 x 46 x 2 cm Painting

$864

Tarek, Eggs, Painting

Tarek

Eggs, 2017 41 x 33 x 1 cm Painting

$486

Tarek, Is he in earth ?, Painting

Tarek

Is he in earth ?, 2011 46 x 55 x 2 cm Painting

$1,199

Tarek, Mask 2, Painting

Tarek

Mask 2, 2021 30 x 20 x 1 cm Painting

$497

Tarek, Mask #1, Painting

Tarek

Mask #1, 2019 30 x 30 x 4 cm Painting

$497

Tarek, The big apple, Painting

Tarek

The big apple, 2019 46 x 55 x 2 cm Painting

$1,188

Tarek, Men At Work, Painting

Tarek

Men At Work, 2011 55 x 46 x 2 cm Painting

$1,199

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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