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SKKI

Artist

Guest of the 2021 L'Appel du Large festival

Born in Poland, SKKI lives and works between Paris and Long Island. Considered one of the forerunners of the New York Graffiti & Post-Graffiti movement in Europe, SKKI made his first appearance on the urban art scene in 1983, thanks to the BBC group he formed with JAY ONE and ASH. Working from a wide range of media that allows him not to adopt a unique style, his aesthetic quickly moved away from the style of New York graffiti and, influenced by a stay in Germany in 1987, he returned to the period. of "Directly Operational Element"upon his return to Paris, with more stretched and dynamic movements. Most of his production reflects an awareness of contradiction. He brings about a dialogue between certain themes: spirituality and capitalism, absurdity and realism, abstraction and storytelling.

SKKI exhibited in a gallery for the first time in 1990 in Berlin where he also painted on the famous wall from 1987 until its fall in 1989. His work today has taken a neo-conceptual direction, and no longer necessarily has aesthetic links with traditional graffiti. He uses video, sculpture, painting, writing (spray paint or in the form of neon lights) or digital printing on gigantic PVC format of photos "sampled" on the web and social networks. SKKI constantly enjoys questioning the multiple contradictions and other scandals that plague our contemporary society.

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As part of the L'Appel du Large festival which will take place from July 2 to 4, 2021, SKKI is exhibiting an installation in a beach cabin. More information on L'Appel du Large here.