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After painting in the streets for more than 30 years and working so that graffiti can be perceived differently, Cyril Kongo is now considered a pioneer who understands how to break the codes and build something new through his contemporary and “avant-gardiste” point of view. His work has been associated with the most prestigious names in fashion such as Hermès, Chanel, Richard Mille and also with luxurious brands based on art and craftsmanship such as La Cornue, Pierre Herme, Atelier Victor, and Daum.
Urban artist above all, Kongo is part of the first generation of French graffiti artists. Committed and revolutionary he was instrumental in defending graffiti as a school of fully-fledged art. Indeed when the painter talks about his discipline he evokes its technical and visual complexity and he describes it as a “savoir-faire”. Calligraphic abstraction, fluid lines and spontaneity allied with a committed and clear purpose made him an unprecedented artist. Cyril Kongo is mastering his urban vocabulary in order to achieve his vision. He is trying to highlight the cultural richness from the ancient technics throughout his own knowledge. The artist is sharing with us his most intimate reflections through his painting. In every art piece we get to understand messages of peace, abundance and light that he translates through numerology and coded alphabet. His painting is a projection of himself : generous, colorful, vibrant and expanding.