BABS UV TPK
Babs, born in Paris in 1975, discovered graffiti at the age of 11. Self-taught, in 1986 he began by tagging the streets of his city Vitry-sur-Seine and neighboring towns in the southern suburbs. He collectively painted his first walls in the early 90’s initially with the 3HC crew. Seduced by the most transgressive form of graffiti “the Vandal” in 1992, he painted his first subways, trains and RER in the capital with the DSP. He then made several hundred graffiti on rolling under twenty pseudonyms for more than fifteen years.
Absolutist of the genre, he works in one of the most radical branches of the Parisian environment, within the UV and TPK groups. In 2008 his first painting is on sale Artcurial’s “Art Graffiti / Post Graffiti”. While continuing his travels in the illegal sphere, he is invited in 2009 to participate in the exhibition “Graffiti State of Places” at the Agnès B Gallery of the Day where he realizes a monumental work on the largest wall under the Great Verrière with Keag and Sore, they borrow for the occasion the name of Graffeur Delight, approaching a vandal spirit, “dirty” and voluntarily non-aesthetic.
In 2010, he finally leaves underground subways and returns to the walls and work outdoors, now painting legally.
In 2012, he collaborated among others with Seth (Julien Malland), Dem189, Lek and Sowat with whom he was invited to paint at the Palais de Tokyo as part of the exhibition “Lascot Project, in the bowels of the Palais de Tokyo,” orchestrated by Hugo Vitrani. Today, he reveals another facet of his personality through his instinctive painting on canvas where acrylic and aerosol paint communicate. His work focuses on abstraction, movement and energy. Inspired by the cubist and minimalist currents, her painting is full of history and emotion.