Meet French pop artist Ramzi Adek during a special conference at Berkeley Bilingual School. In French with simultaneous translation in English

Ramzi Adek is an artist who started out doing graffiti. He has created a subversive universe epitomized by a colorful and generous aesthetic mixing both street art and pop art. His nickname (short for « adequate ») and his style have been formed on the walls of Paris for several years, as his spontaneous passion for graff cohabited with DJing activities and music production. In 2009, he decided to devote himself exclusively to painting. He chose to work in studio and on canvases which enabled him to deeply display a wide imagery that combines urban culture, pop icons and references to modern and contemporary art – including Matisse’s work as a colorist, Vasarely’s geometric rigor or Agam’s cinetic art.

Using a mixed technique (spray, acrylic and oil painting), Adek explores an aesthetic which is attractive, accessible and inhabited altogether, in the tradition of Keith Haring. Vibrant colors arise from a black background to animate with intensity the characters or the messages populating his paintings. Through a special process that he developed himself, his colors escape into a fluorescence that varies with exposure to light, attractive in daylight, more intriguing as the darkness grows, irradiating under neon lighting

Born in 1976 in Aix-en-Provence, ADEK lives and works in Paris & U.S.A.

Thu, January 30, 2020
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM PST
Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley 1009 Heinz Avenue, Berkeley

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