Graffmatt, cover picture


France - chambéry


Born in 1986, GRAFFMATT is a french urban artist from Chambery, Savoy. He has been drawing since his childhood, but it is only in 2010 that he started painting graffiti, firstly in abandoned places and then collectively in public spaces. After obtaining his degree in Visual Communication in Lyon, Graffmatt worked as a graphic designer until 2018 when he decided to leave everything and devote himself entirely to painting. The artist is used to finding his inspiration in the streets and then transmits it on canvas or on walls.

His main source of inspiration is the urban scene, the reflection of the society in which we live, a landscape in perpetual motion. During his travels, Graffmatt immerses himself in the urban hustle and photographs people in their environment. He realizes that Human fades into a setting that is supposed to reassure him while he pays less and less attention to it. Between portraits and urban landscapes, his work illustrates the frantic pace of our current society, with movement as the common thread of his work.

His attraction to graffiti combined to the technique of graphic design has allowed the artist to forge a style where drawing has a predominant place in his artistic work. Using black and white colors, Graffmatt also employs the expressive potential of fluorescent color to create a perception of frailty and potency in his art. This search for contrast and dynamism leads him to mix acrylic and spray paint, and to add several textures to immerse the viewer in an atmosphere that suggests both sensuality and vulnerability.

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