"As a pioneer of the "Street Art" movement, an emblematic figure of the graffiti movement, SEEN becomes famous in the 70s on the New York artistic scene ; he actively participates in the emergence of the movement. From a very young age, he is already seen as a prodigy. At the age of 11, he tags his first trains. Later, he decides to revisit letters and hit the "Hollywood" sign in Los Angeles. In 1981, he takes part in the exhibition "New York/New Wave" at PS1 with Keith Haring and Andy Warhol among others. Considered as an icon of the graffiti movement, SEEN marks a whole generation by the strength of his creations and what he brought to this scene in terms of style.
Still today, SEEN surprises by the virtuosity of his style and his creativity. His art is between the inheritance of the street which he claims in each of his works and a very graphic technical virtuosity. Apart from its works full of coloured lettering, in which he's become a real master, SEEN developed over the years a series of works on canvas, creative and personal. In this show, SEEN presents the three series of very meaningful works. For one, he inserts steel and theMetro Transit Authority logo as to remind us his golden relationship with the streets of NY as he puts it himself, "Graffiti is my life, always has been and will always be". On another level of the show one can discover the influence of the tattoo culture in Seen's life. Eventually, on the third level of the gallery SEEN offers a research work where he investigates abstraction. Beyond graffiti, beyond this school which continues to feed his work, SEEN proses above all a complete artist. Today, he is considered as one of the most talented artists of his generation by numerous fans."
Opening 29 May, 2010 from 6pm to 9pm
show on going from 29 May, 2010 to 26 June, 2010
Galerie Magda Danysz 78, rue Amelot Paris 11 - France