SUPAKITCH

Born in Bagnolet near Paris in 1978.

He started graffiti at 12 and graduated in graphic design in 1997 in Montpellier where he grew up.

After living in New York from 2008 to 2012, then in Paris from 2012 to 2016, it is in Biarritz that he lives and works today.

From a childhood raised to manga and adolescence punctuated by hip-hop, design, architecture and board culture, will be born the first period of the painter between 2006 and 2011 that he will call “Listen To My Picture”

A painting composed like graphic melodies in which a flamboyant bestiary, made of interlacing feathers and coats, mixes with romantic calligraphy drifting towards a moving abstraction on textured backgrounds.

During this period, there were a number of major exhibitions, such as “Listen to My Picture” at Galerie Bertin-Toublanc in Paris and then at Miami Art Basel in 2007. “I Was Born To Be Different” at Galerie Elégance in Taipei in 2010 and “Based On A True Story ”at Muriel Guépin Gallery in New York in 2011.

Since its first walls in 1990, SupaKitch has continued to paint larger and larger, often accompanied by his wife Koralie, also an artist. Commissioned by institutions such as the museum of world cultures (Väldskulturmuseet) in Goteborg in 2010 or solo by major brands like Converse with the Clash Wall in Paris in 2014.

Last notorious achievement in Montpellier in 2019, a facade of 450m2 for the Halles du Lez.

A multidisciplinary artist, strong in studies in graphic design and artistic direction, SupaKitch signs prestigious collaborations with Figaret, BMW and IKEA alongside Virgil Abloh.

The famous Swiss watchmaker Parmigiani Fleurier chose him as a friend of the brand and made a film about his lifestyle. Artist and surfer engaged in the fight for the preservation of the oceans, in 2019 he designed a swimsuit made from recycled plastic bottles for the French brand Apnée Swimwear.

After a parenthesis in tattooing at an international level between 2012 and 2017 where flowers and birds coexist in a romantic universe, Guillaume Grando gradually breaks away from the figuration in his painting to focus on what he thinks is essential: gesture, movement, light and material – influenced by the experience of surfing and experimentation in his art.

The “On My Wave Home” exhibition in 2017 at Kolly Gallery in Zurich marks a transition in his painting with the use of resin in each of his works.

A vision with more minimalist surroundings but still as rich and complex thanks to the different readings offered by the interplay of materials.

An evolution of his work more plastic but still as poetic.

We find his organic and graphic style as well as the singularity of his moving line.

This new period called “The Shape Of Matter” will be the subject of a film directed by Damien Vignaux and a personal exhibition organized by Julien Kolly in Paris in October 2018 during the Fiac.

His works are exhibited in Europe, Asia and the United States.

Marseille

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13006 Marseille

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75004 Paris

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