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Fabio de Oliveira Parnaiba (1982), also known as Cranio, is a Brazilian artist who began his artistic journey on the streets of Sao Paolo. It was in 1998 Cranio decided that the grey walls in ‘his’ Sao Paolo needed a boost. Since then he has been doing the same for other cities all over the world i.e. Barcelona, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Miami and Paris.
Cranio gets his inspiration from life, the streets, cartoons and the famous surrealist Salvador Dali. His blue Indian characters have become his trademark. It all started as his desire to show the indigenous people from Brazil and all the troubles they’re facing in the unforgiving contemporary world, complete with sneakers and smartphones. The contrast between the spiritual blue Indians and their new world environment raises questions we don’t always ask ourselves and allows us to think about ourselves and the society we live in. And although over the years he has developed his style and learned new techniques, his work never lost his humor and sharpness we love about it so much!
As his career develops Cranio is making more and more works on Canvas. Using intricate techniques he is able to manipulate spray paint like no other. Creating layers and delicate lines playing with textures and color contrast. His works are always detailed and have lot of depth. Cranio takes time to think of what concept he wants to convey with his work and this attention to detail shows in everything he makes, whether it is a mural, a big canvas painting, toy sized Indians or his big sculptures.
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L'Atlas & Tanc
L'Atlas is a French artist born in 1978. He began doing graffiti in the early 1990s. Fascinated by the history of handwriting, he has studied calligraphy in several countries and designed his own typography. He frequently works in public spaces and has become a major figure of the Street Art movement. He has also developed a pictural universe, where he leads the written word towards calligraphic abstraction. He lives and works in Paris.
Jules Dedet Granel better known as L’Atlas was born in 1978 near Toulouse, but he grew up in Paris where he started street writing and tagging in 1991. Inspired by emerging subcultures like hip hop and rap. Hestudied History of Art and Archeology in Toulouse where he met Smail Bour Quaiba, a traditional calligraphist, on whose invitation he spent three months in Morocco learning classical calligraphy. Then he went to Egypt, where he had come to know Munir al Shaarani an Syrian artist known for his modern approach of calligraphic works in which he combines both calligraphy, design and architecture. al Shaarani and L’atlas’ travels to Syria, Morocco and Egypt are the reason for his Arabic touch.
His works remind us of an intersection between geometric abstraction and minimalism where every letter is a form, and every form is a letter. L’Atlas’ work is all about lines and forms. The main theme of his paintings, graffiti, and installations is the displacement of the people around the world. Although moving from street based projects to different mediums like canvas,
“Overgrown”, Galerie Martine Ehmer, Bruxelles
“Squares”, Galerie Cédric Bacqueville, Lille 2015
“Phosphenes”, Lelia Mordoch Gallery, Miami
“Transversal”, Wunderkammern, Rome “Shapes”, Galerie Catherine Ahnell, New York
“Extractions”, Galerie Magda Danysz, Paris “Sfumato”, Galerie Martine Ehmer, Bruxelles “Géodésie”, Percept Gallery, Lyon “Structures, Galerie Cédric Bacqueville, Lille
“Persistence”, Galerie Lebenson, Paris “Inks”, galerie Lorenzetti, Lyon
“Morphologie”, Galerie David Bloch, Marrakech “Punitions”, Skalitzers Contemporary, Berlin
“L'ATLAS IS HERE”, Mois de la Photo Off, Galerie G, Paris
“City fragments”, Gallery Nine5, New York “The way of art”, ESA, Paris
“D'un monde l'autre”, Galerie Il trifolio Nero, Gênes “Cosmic Graffiti”, Espace Beaurepaire, Paris|
“I WAS HERE”, Galerie Beaubourg, Paris
Group exhibitions “French Connections”,Speerstra Gallery, Bursins
“France In”, Yoojin gallery, Busan
“Highlight”,Galerie Zimmerling & Jungfleish, Saarbrücken (upcoming) “Inedit”, Galerie David Pluskwa, Marseille
“Les lumières de la ville”, galerie Lelia Murdoch, Paris
“French Connections”,Galerie LJ Beaubourg and Speerstra Gallery, Paris
“Oxymores”, Ministère de la culture et de la communication, Paris “50 ans d'art urbain à Paris”, Galerie du crédit municipal, Paris
“L'Atlas & Morran Ben Lahcen”, Fondation Ona, Villa des arts de Casablanca, Casablanca
“Paralells”, Fabien Castanier Gallery, Los Angeles “Urban Renewal”, Martine Ehmer, Bruxelles
Richard Hambleton is a contemporary American-Canadian graffiti artist, sometimes called the “godfather of street art.” Along with his contemporaries Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Hambleton painted directly on the streets of New York and achieved success during the art boom of the 1980s. Born in June of 1954 in Vancouver, Canada, Hambletons first major fame in the art world came from his Image Mass Murder series, wherein he painted chalk outlines around volunteer “victims” splashed red paint, thereby leaving fictional and violent crime scenes behind in over 15 cities. As time passed, he gradually transitioned to work in the studio, producing a body of work he titled the Beautiful Paintings. “I’ve been doing public art for a long time, and studio work, and there’s a relationship between the two of them,” he remarked of the shift in his practice. A reclusive artist, Hambleton now lives and works in New York City’s Lower East Side.
Richard Hambleton is most famous for his "Shadowman" paintings of the early 1980s. Each painting resembles a life-sized silhouetted image of some mysterious person, a "splashy shadow figure." These "shadow paintings" were splashed and brushed with black paint on hundreds of buildings and other structures across New York City. Locations were believed to be calculated for maximum impact upon unsuspecting pedestrians. Very often, a Shadowman could be found in a dark alley or lurking just around a street corner. Hambleton later expanded the scope of his project and painte
2017 “Richard Hambleton: I Only Have Eyes For You,” Woodward Gallery, NYC
“Richard Hambleton: Beautiful Paintings,” Art Gallery at the Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Sleepy Hollow, NY
“Richard Hambleton: A Retrospective,” presented by Andy Valmorbida and Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld in collaboration with Phillips de Pury and Giorgio Armani at Phillips de Pury & Company, New York
“Richard Hambleton New York, The Godfather of Street Art,” presented by Andy Valmorbida and Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld in collaboration with Giorgio Armani at The Dairy, London
“Richard Hambleton New York,” presented by Andy Valmorbida and Vladimir Restoin
Roitfeld in collaboration with Giorgio Armani at the State Museum of Modern Art of the Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow
“Richard Hambleton New York,” presented by Andy Valmorbida and Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld in collaboration with Giorgio Armani, Milan
“Richard Hambleton New York,” presented by Andy Valmorbida and Vladimir Restoin
Roitfeld in collaboration with Giorgio Armani, amFAR Annual Benefit, May 20, 2010
“Richard Hambleton New York,” presented by Andy Valmorbida and Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld in collaboration with Giorgio Armani and Woodward Gallery, New York,NY
“Richard Hambleton The Beautiful Paintings,” Woodward Gallery, New York
“Shadows and Landscapes,” Studio Andrea Gobbi, Rome, Italy. December - January
Piezo Electric Gallery, New York
Salvatore Ala Gallery, Milano, Italy Zellermayer Galerie, East Berlin, Germany Museo DeArte Costaricense, Costa R
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Rammellzee was an American street and performance artist, sculptor, writer, and hip-hop musician, famous for his Wild Style tag work that can be found all over the East Village in New
York City. Rammellzee’s graffiti style, which is dynamic and vibrant, was created by a group of like-minded people in the 1980s and it is based on the illegible writing resembling the Gothic script. Rammellzee is also widely known for his performances and wearing extremely elaborate Samurai-like masks and costumes. During his short lifetime, he had many shows alongside with the eminent names such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Futura.
Rammellzee was born in Far Rockaway, New
York and just like many other urban kids of his age, he started painting graffiti on New York City subway cars already in his early teenage years and he has also shown a strong interest in the alphabet writing system. Intrigued by the power of language, he started to develop and explore potential new features of letters – he wanted
to use them as weapons or in mathematical formulas. In 1979, when he was just 19 years old, the he wrote a manifesto called Iconic Treatise on Gothic Futurism, in which he claimed that letters, after being separated from their main function, are weapons that can be used to
fight the oppression imposed by the linguistic systems. Rammellzee felt that if you control the language, you control the discourse, you control the power, claimed Henry Chalfant, an American photographer, videographer and avid follower of graffiti and hip-hop scene, who met Rammellzee sometimes in the early 80s and became curious about his artworks and manifesto.
Even though the aesthetics behind Rammellzee’s works seems inspired by science fiction, the he claimed there’s a strong connection between the secret script of the 16th-century monks
and his own vibrant, imaginative alphabet. His pseudonym has an interesting origin as well – he stated that it is a quite complex word, derived from RAM plus M for Magnitu
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Grafitti, Post Grafitti, Street Art and Urban Contemporary Art
Vroom &Varossieau is not afraid to question the status quo and stir things up. Working with internationally diverse artists ranging from emerging young talent to big and bold names in the field. We organise exhibitions in our gallery space in Amsterdam, establish mural commissions and play a forward thinking and leading role in a host of other international urban art related projects.
Vroom &Varossieau also specialises in private art sales. Encouraging our clients and advising them accordingly to not only collect art from artists we represent but also from the strong secondary market of this fresh and ever-evolving urban contemporary genre.