2012, DEC. 1-2013, JAN. 26 | tilt (F)
Tilt is an internationally recognised traditional graffiti artist, originating from Toulouse in the South of France. A self-proclaimed "graffiti fetishist", he learned his trade as a youngster, in the streets and on trains. Since doing his first tags on a skateboard ramp back in '88, his career has flourished and been influenced by his extensive travels. Inspiring journeys have seen Tilt exhibit and leave his mark far and wide, across the world. Tilt loves demonstrating that basic, primitive graffiti can be as strong and as complicated 3D lettering, wild styles and characters. His focus on fun, high impact shapes and strong colours is a reflection of his history as a true graffiti writer, trained in the streets and in train yards. Similarly, his extensive use of bubbly, curvaceous forms relates to his obsession with beautiful females. Following classic hip-hop graffiti ideology, his individual styled name is the focal point in the majority of his paintings; in Tilt's case a bubble letter "throw-up", designed for fast execution to visually communicate the fun of creating graffiti in risky situations.
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