Born in Iran and based in London, Aida Wilde is a printmaker, visual artist and educator. Working mainly with screen printing as well as posters, her installations have been featured around the world and are a commentary on topics such as gentrification, education and equality.
Anish Kapoor was born in 1954 in Bombay, India. He decided to become an artist in 1973 and then moved to Great Britain. Today, he is one of the most influential sculptors of his generation. His monumental artworks are accessible to everyone in public places but also exhibited in the greatest museums in the world such as the Tate Gallery in London, the San Diego Museum in the United States and the Tel Aviv Museum in Israel.
Artwise is a London based curatorial collective. Described as an “ideas studio”, Artwise offers unique exhibitions, commissions, consultancy and original creative projects since 1996. Run by Susie Allen and Laura Calpan, the studio works internationally today.
Influenced by street art but also by tattooing, Bur has evolved within a generation that approaches art in its broadest dimension. Promoting a new way of thinking and of sharing his creative work, he mixes techniques, multiplies his work spaces while sometimes questionning established codes. Yet, his colourful graphic universe is steadily unique.
Christian Guémy, aka C215, is born in 1973 in Bondy. Becoming orphan at the age of 6, he grew up with his grandparents in the french countryside. He started taking his art to the streets when he moved to Vitry-sur-Seine in 2006. His works - which he wishes to always remain accessible and unifying - are now also exhibited in museums, both in France and abroad.
Carmen Herrera is a cuban-american painter born in 1915 in Havana, now living in New-York since the 1950s. Specializing in abstract and minimalist art, she receives international recognition late in life and sells her first painting at the age of 89.
Cart'1 is a street artist and graphic designer from Lyon. Offbeat, he likes black and white, the isolated and oneiric characters. He starts graffiti in 1989, and one of his major influences is the writer of anticipation novels Philip K. Dick and like him he enjoys disrupting the reality. His techniques? 3D and trompe l'oeil. Now, he travels between Lyon and Barranquilla in Colombia, between the creation of technological graffiti devices and event projects.
Born in 1960, Chris Levine lives and works in the United Kingdom. As a light artist, he created one of the most famous portraits of Queen Elizabeth II, "Lightness of Being". Over the years, he has collaborated with big names such as Kate Moss, Massive Attack and Hussein Chalayan as well as major brands like Chanel or BMW.
Chufy is an autodidact French artist. Fascinated by architecture, perspective and modular volume design, he has a passion for art architects such as El Lissitzky, Vasarely and Escher. He has developed his own artistic language inspired by mathematical and physical models. Through the three dimensions and its geometric lines, his artwork creates both calls from the void and infinite possibilities.
Born in 1978 in London, Dean Stockton, aka D*Face, is an English street artist. Initially trained as a designer, he quickly decided to work in the street where he displays his stickers, posters, stencils and graffiti. D*Face is also a gallery owner. First to offer urban art in London, he now exhibits different artists in the StolenSpace, his Shoreditch gallery.
Born in the early 80's, Don Mateo grew up submerged in hip hop culture and quickly found his passion in graffiti. After attending the School of Fine Arts, in Besançon then Spain, the artist moved to Lyon in 2010 and took to the streets his famous portraits.
From Valencia, Escif is a Spanish militant artist who questions the notions of space dynamics through street art. He opposes the monopolisation of public space by markets and politics , and creates minimalist artworks.
EvazéSir is a duo of artists, members of the Lyon-based collective No Rules Corp. From streets to the studio, the two comparses keep each their own style to blend their techniques and universe and create osmosis...Sir is the graffiti and stencil artist, his characters and large-scale objects combine humour and popular imagery. Evazé-Nam is the "poster lacer" painter, fascinated by the women of the 50's, she represents them in posters or paintings.
Henri Lamy is a french figurative painter and capoeirista, born in 1985. Seduced by the immediacy and spontaneity of the acrylic, the quality of his work is enhanced by the lively colors and his expressive compositions, as well as the use of palette knife.
Born in 1983 near of Nantes in France, Jean Jullien currently lives and works in London. Illustrator and graphic designer, he works around many techniques from photography and video to costumes and clothing creation. He has collaborated with the New York Times, National Geographic or Amnesty International and his protean work is currently exhibited in galleries worldwide.
Born in 1963 in New York, John Andrew Perello, aka JonOne, lives and works in Paris. A self-taught artist, JonOne creates abstract works influenced by movement, color and energy, calling himself an "abstract expressionist graffiti painter". Since his first exhibition in Berlin in 1990, his work is now presented all over the world (Tokyo, Monaco, Paris, Geneva, New York, Hong Kong, Brussels ...).
Julian Schnabel is a neo-expressionist painter and American filmmaker born in 1951 in New York. He began his career as a director with "Basquiat", a biographical film about African-American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. His paintings are exhibited in major American museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art or the Museum of Modern Art in New York, but also internationally, including Madrid, London and Paris.
Khwezi Strydom is a painter from Lyon. From a very young age, he is initiated to painting, his mother's passion. Then he discovers new techniques: street-art, ink, engraving... His work is a fusion between the modern world and traditional ethnic cultures. His style is both colourful and exciting, sober colours for soothing moments, lively to exult a desire for freedom.
Born and raised in the Savoy mountains, Mademoiselle Maurice is a French artist. After studying architecture in Lyon, she left to live a year in Japan. It was following the tragic events of March 11, 2011, when she was living in Tokyo, that Mademoiselle Maurice decided to start composing her plastic works.
Marc Quinn, born in London in 1964, is a contemporary British artist. Through his sculptures, paintings and installations, he questions the place of the human being in the world of today. His creations especially explore the relationship between art and science, man and nature, the human body and the perception of beauty.
Markus Klinko is an international award-winning photographer. Born in Switzerland with French, Italian, Jewish and Hungarian origin, he first becomes a classical musician but a hand injury drives him to reconvert as a fashion photographer. Nowadays, he takes pictures of the most iconic stars of the film, music and fashion industries such as David Bowie, Kate Winslet or Naomi Campbell.
Born in Zenica (Yugoslavia) in 1981 and currently working as a professor of art at the University of Banja Luka, Miljanović is a former soldier who highlights his experience of war and isolation in his art. His installations on a post-war society have been exhibited in over a dozen countries.
Nawelle Aïnèche is a costume designer by training and a self-taught textile artist. She is inspired by the body and the emotions that flow through it, thus developing a unique means of expression through her creations. She was a resident at the Gutenberg Tavern from June 2017 to January 2019.
Photographer and songwriter, Nicolas Comment lives and works in Paris. He began a musical career in the 2000s and he has released two solo albums hailed by the press: We were God and Rose Planet. He has also published several photography books published by Filigranes Editions. His artistic work is represented by Parisian gallery Polka and by the 127 gallery in Marrakech.
Born in Saint-Etienne, France, OakOak's approach is to add within the urban setting trivial and comical elements. He adds his own vision, his own references that often come from cartoon culture. His art. fun and accessible, succeeds in poeticizing the urban environment.
PEC is a symbolic pioneer of street-art in Lyon. Since 30 years, he has been graffiting the urban landscape and Lyon's periphery. His objective remains the same: "to bring joy" to passers-by and tourists thanks to his "Knar". Bird or duck, this funny coloured bird is easily recognizable by its colours, its too short wings ... and its squinting eyes.
Born in Spain in 1977, Pejac has quickly established himself as a major figure of the trompe l'oeil. He enjoys playing with the elements surrounding him to create poetic works that invites passersby to think. His varied artistic work, from spray-paint to collage, often solely made in black and white, has already covered the walls of Moscow, Paris, London, Istanbul, Barcelona, Madrid, Hong Kong, Seoul or Tokyo.
POTER started graffiti in 1998 and then began his first sketches of letters. After studying Arts in Lyon, he forged his technique and artistic personality which will lead his creations to this recognizable style: bright colors, geometry, moving masses and abstraction. His singular pop style opens the doors to numerous collaborations, wall design and illustration projects.
Quetzilla is a French painter and illustrator, influenced by hip-hop culture and his interest in world civilizations. At the edge between abstraction and liberated figuration, the mix of techniques and media he uses goes along with his approach of freedom or escape, change or evolution. His name? A reference to the Quetzal: emblematic bird and symbol of freedom.
Russ is a French painter and street artist. An observer of the living world, his works question questions the relationship we have with our environment and by extension with ourselves. His drawings, paintings and murals combine several scales of observation, one world containing another, indefinitely. The result are dreamlike, sometimes surreal compositions with vegetal elements, symbols of the cycles of life.