Self-declared “graffiti fetishist” Tilt is an internationally recognised graffiti artist who originated from Toulouse in South France. His first tags were done on a skateboard ramp back in 88’ and ever since he continues his sprayart around the world, having exhibited in the U.S.A., Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Laos, Taiwan, China, Canada, Philippines, Indonnesia, Maldivians and in excess of 12 countries throughout Europe.
His unique style – fun, high impact and strong colours – is a reflection of his history as a true graffiti writer, trained on the streets and in the train yards. With the use of basic, primitive graffiti he demonstrates how these can be just as strong as complicated 3D lettering, wildstyles and characters.
One of my favourite projects by Tilt is “Panic Room”, which he designed for the hotel “Au vieux panier”. His aim was to make the artwork appear more like an installation rather than simply sprayart and to exaggerate what can usually be seen in some abandoned places: too much tags, too much drips, too much sentences, too much throw ups. Half of the room remained white in order to accentuate more the idea of Chaos in the other part. Together with his friend Tober who has a great old school style for tags, Grizz who is also the man behind the camera and Don Cho who is a Hip Hop singer from Marseille and former tagger from Toulouse, they created this amazing artwork, which took about a week to complete. For more of his works visit www.tilt.com.
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