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Artist Feature Erico Orbit 119 “Suits” Works on Paper











French Artist Erico recently sent me some pictures of a series of works on paper he was working on, which he loosely titled “Suits”. We have shown some of Erico’s wall work in the past on the site with Antistatik and Orbit119. This is the first time showing some of his other Artwork, and i really like the direction he has started these works. Hopefully we can see them expand into some paintings in the future. Here is a brief quote from the artist describing the work.


“With up coming elections and all the media mashing that we will be fed, I marvel at “the political portraits” of future or past candidates, crispy clean, with (or without) the look of victory in their eyes. When the TV shuts off, the image is gone, and if you don’t understand much of what is going on, all that is left for you is the memory of someone in a suit with big plans for you in the making. Here are some portraits of people with big plans, faceless plans with strings attached. facets that you didn’t know existed. I don’t know if id vote for them. Which one would you vote for?”


Sneak Peak Graphic Surgery “Between the Lines” Solo Show at Celal Gallery Paris

Graphic Surgery Studio Shot in Progress Work

In Progress Detail

Action Shot painting


In Progress Studio Shot




Been talking to Graphic Surgery over the Last Month as they prepare for their Upcoming Solo Show “Between the Lines” at Celal Gallery in Paris. The opening starts at 4pm on Saturday the 26th of February. Graphic Surgery was kind enough to send us some studio shots of some of the pieces. Looks like these guys are going to rock it as usual, good luck with the Show guys and I hope anyone that is in the area makes it out to this Show.


Galerie Celal
45, rue Saint-Honoré
75001 Paris, France

“To celebrate the release of Beats & Drips#2 dvd box, Sofarida invites Graphic Surgery to exhibit their work on a solo show at Celal gallery, in the center of Paris.”

New Walls LX One Remi Rough and Antistatik

LX Remi Antistatik

LX One Remi Rough Sketch for Mural

LX One Remi Rough

Better late than never, here are a couple of walls from Late 2010. Mr Remi Rough and LX One where able to get together with Antistatik, and collaborate on a wall in Strasbourg. Its always interesting watching artists with similar yet different styles come together and collaborate on a wall. Really impressed with the outcome. I especially liked the use of negative space in the first mural, leaving some texture in the background was a nice touch. The second wall is a track side wall LX and Remi Rough knocked out, and again another great collaboration from the Agents of Change duo. I hadn’t seen many LX One walls before this, and i was impressed. Were looking forward to seeing some new work from all these guys this year. Stay Tuned.


New Artist Feature Swiz


Swiz Sambre

The french artist Swiz has been painting some interesting work lately around Paris and France. I have been a fan of his work after running across his Flickr account last year. We have posted some of his work on the site in the past, so I figured it was time to post a group of his work for a feature. Blocks,fonts,type,mix media murals, all of this and yet Swiz maintains his traditional style. A very well rounded writer, yet to me its the conceptual and at times intricate details that make Swiz’s work stand out. Most of his work is done in abandoned areas, or in the streets. This makes the detail of his work appreciated just that much more. When you think it has all been done an artist like Swiz Comes along and are able to look closer and see the detail in his work and again see the possibilities. You also can look at another part of his work, as he moves sculptural pieces from location to location only to refresh a piece with a new surrounding. We Hope you enjoy, here is a quick bio from a recent interview Swiz did with Blazing magazine.


“” Swiz is a young and creative boy who goes out of the mass by making his bionic mark on society. If you walk on Paris streets, you will see plenty of his tags or pieces. If you enter in suburban abandoned factories, you will meet one of his wild and meticulous colored pieces. Nobody can be indifferent to his work, nor an old time writer nor somebody who don’t know nothing about graffiti. He participated in several exhibitions in Paris museums as the “Grand Palais” and the museum of modern art ” Palais de tokyo”. Let’s show you some simple science fiction typography and fine mechanic writing, straight from the so cute french capital.””

Swiz’s Blog

New Walls Orbit 119 X Antistatik X Eriko X The Grid X Ugoe

Antistatik Orbit 119

The Grid Orbit 119

Eriko Orbit 119

Antistatik Orbit 119

Orbit 119

Ugoe Erico Orbit 119

Orbit 119

Antistatik Orbit 119

The Grid Orbit 119

Antistatik Orbit 119

The Grid Orbit 119

Antistatik Orbit 119

Eriko Orbit 119

Orbit 119

Here is an update From France from the Orbit 119 Crew. Looks like winter hasn’t slowed these guys down at all. Always enjoy getting to see new walls from the crew. Enjoy. Also a lot of new updates coming this week and a big feature coming up so stay tuned.


Orbit 119 Website

New Interview with “Antistatik”

Antistatik was one of the first artists we featured on the site. We have been going back and forth for awhile on the site, and the idea of graffuturism. I think he truly is one of the artists that understand, and embody this idea we have started. So it was great to finally wrap up this interview we did with Antistatik and finally be able to show you all these pictures he has been sending me. A true innovator and a breath of fresh air in our current state of graffiti. Here is the interview with us and Antistatik.

GF: So give us a quick history and bio of Antistatik?

Antistatik: Antistatik was born in 1998/1999, create with friends Aloux, 345, Sly, and myself at the time , other members that completed the family St-Ez, Ugoe,Siro, Jean , and some other connected people. We stayed free to do what we like,with or without the idea of “Traditional Parameters” from Graffiti. Everybody was bringing something: Architecture , illustration, music , but “techniques and materials” too. I always sprayed a lot more than my partners and i would always sign me pieces ANTISTATIK. But with time people didnt know anymore, who made what! At the same time , I started to work with galleries and they didn’t understand that I was signing for my Crew Not My Name.

So we started a new Story , same people same spirit but with an other name :Orbit 119. Erico, an Old school writer came and connected with the movement. Now everybody , has their place and we work in a total independent way and that is most important. When you create, always feeling free! As a spinal column,a missile with a homing device , i still write Antistatik but now alone. Orbit 119 is, an experimental Crew directly straight on the Antistatik Spirit and Style: Dirty, Destroy, Graphic, Experimental, Painting Free, those are the words! So to conclude: ANTISTATIK , like the word says is always changing and always in research of creating a way with my crew Orbit119.

GF: So Antistatik started as a crew but turned out to become your own name? I also seem to get confused at times when i see people in France, and Europe in general paint because a large mural would look like it was the work of one person but it turns out it to be a collaboration of artists. How would you say that being part of a collective has influenced your style? Also can you explain a bit how or why that this is more normal in Europe to paint one mural with multiple writers. It seems that there is more a group collaboration in effect for the sake of the mural rather than a one person for themselves type attitude, is this correct?

Antistatik: Yes Antistatik started as a Crew in the year 1999 and is now my name. I think that i am more inspired by my Partners as they are inspired by me as well. I paint more and i Show my Works , we speak about and search other directions ,for everybody. It’s really important for me that everybody in a Crew , can express themselves, and that’s why maybe, our productions seem like a one man wall.( i sent you a lot of one man walls)

I don’t know why in Europe it looks more like this compared to other countries. Maybe , we prefer one Big image with harmony , than a lot of pieces on the same wall. For example , i see a wall like a Canvas, like one image, one dynamic, one sensation. Maybe we are less “individualist”. Anyway , it’s less easier do to do such a wall, as a wall where everybody comes and makes their style without connection or harmony with other writers, that’s individualistic. We really make a wall as teamwork. Maybe in Europe , we have more so little team as in America. I say little team, ’cause the more of you are , more is hard to connect everybody.

I think (everyone from graffuturism), we start something new, and we bring a freshness into Graffiti, but we are starting that. Innovation is the word.

GF: I really like that aspect of the walls you guys paint and it is refreshing to see a team process in a medium that can be all about the individual. How is your local graffiti scene it seems to me that France has a very open idea of graffiti, or at least the work coming from there recently seems to be very progressive.

Antistatik: France is very traditional country(politic, school, education), but we make what we want. Its like you stated some Artists and Writers are going forward in this direction now because i think it’s one of the next graffiti movements.

GF: I see you also paint some canvases, are you planning to go deeper into showing at galleries in the future.
Antistatik: I paint canvases , when i have time, and the energy to do that.Canvases are another world. I must be more concentrated. Like i said to you earlier, for me walls and canvases , are not far away. You just need other tools(sometimes). I test lots of techniques outside and bring them on canvas. At the moment , i work with a Gallery in Germany, and we take time doing that good. Graffiti on Canvas is new for a lots of people, and like that my Graffiti is not traditional, it’s less easier, but anyway I do my things, Walls ,canvas…its essential to produce, and produce good.

GF: How has your local Art scene adjusted to all these new street artists and graffiti artists?

Antistatik: I don’t really have an opinion on the Local Scene, let’s they do! Everybody is free to do good things or shit. I concentrate on myself , that already takes lots of time.

GF: As far as style and Graffiti where do you see yourself taking it in the future?

Antistatik: I just want to say to you that the message is simple: innovation through the production. I don’t think yet, of the future, i paint ,point. Its always easier that the way.

GF: Who are your artistic influences or influences in general?

Antistatik: For the influences: You can take all for influences, the Clouds, the sky, a shape, a light, an old car….i take all and do a mix.

GF: How about putting it this way just so people can get a idea of how you approach a wall this might also be a tough question but try your best. How do you approach a wall or a new piece and what is your initial purpose. For instance is there a color scheme or is there a overall design and movement you try to achieve. When people look at Abstract they see different things, when i look at your work i see movement and structure all in one. Take what you will from this question.

Antistatik: Ok, the base from my work ( when i don’t paint a character) is Letters, but i try too bring emotions too. Violence , brutality often, i try to bring the energy from an illegal piece on legal spot. i don’t like painting a piece too long, creation is Speed, although the process on paper is long. At the End , if people can’t read , for me it’s not a problem, because emotions are speaking too. Movement, structure clear, like an Architect i do lines, i cut dynamic, to have new logical way. We know that lots of people write from left to right, start from the end or from the middle, you’ll directly have new lines, new vibes. I always paint freestyle, no sketches for have a look, all come out in One time, that could be good or bad, that’s the game.
Movement and structure are united, High flow, Low flow all days are different so all feelings in front of a wall are different, colors or just black and white, i take what i have.

You can see more work from Antistatik on the links below

His Website
Orbit119 Facebook Page
Streetfiles Profile

New Wall From Ghetto Farceur Crew Mendes Romi Rems Fans Rico

The Ghetto Farceur Crew continues to impress and put out some of the best walls and murals coming out of France and Europe. Here is a
new Wall From the Ghetto Farceur Crew Artists Mendes Romi Rems Fans Rico. Check out there Flickr for more pictures.

Ghetto Farceur Flickr