CEET Fouad was born in Algeria in 1971, of Moroccan descent, and moved to Toulouse in 1978 at the age of 7 years old. Having started painting in the 1980’s, he is part of the world’s second generation of graffiti artists and is one of the first urban artists in France.
Since 2003, CEET Fouad has been living near Hong Kong and is known as a prolific muralist, contemporary painter and business entrepreneur. He has ventured into graphic design to creating various sculptures and installations for various public, sponsored events. He has recently started his own new artist residency project called Jardin Orange (Shenzhen) which invites international and local urban artists every month.
CEET Fouad has experimented with different media to achieve his characteristic level of quality, using acrylic and oil paint, as well as pens, markers, metal paints and sprays more familiar to street artists. The result is a richly textured and saturated surface and successfully evokes emotions of endearment and fun in his vibrant canvases.
When CEET Fouad landed in China in 2002, he started scribbling visual images as a way of initial form of communication and these initial doodling sketches soon evolved to means of humour. The chicken references soon symbolised his experiences of living amongst the densely populated Chinese people of the city.