TAREK

1971
Rennes
Graffiti, Mixed

Tarek

"Children are perhaps the most receptive people to art. They must be involved"

TAREK was born in 1971 in Paris. At the age of 19, he published a reference book on graffiti entitled "PARIS-TONKAR", devoted to the movement from 1987 to 1991 in Paris and its suburbs. It's a thunderclap in the street art community. This book will inspire several generations of graffiti artists.

Being a multidisciplinary artist, TAREK is first and foremost a confirmed comic scriptwriter. Also a photographer, he has been since 2010 the editor-in-chief of the "PARIS TONKAR" magazine, a quarterly variation of his reference book, which is devoted to the urban arts and the graffiti movement of the 80s and 90s in Paris with articles on the province.

His inspiration is nourished at the same time by encounters of everyday life, things as simple as a walk in the streets of Paris or Rennes where he lives, but also exotic trips he has been able to make all around the world.

Very present on the art scene in France and abroad, he exhibits his paintings of tribal masks, Pop Art images, of what he calls "Men at Work" or "Girls in the City", of "Skulls” or a clever mix of all this, which calls for reflection on our society.

He also participates in the democratization of urban art by involving children in his artistic performances during urban art festivals as he believes it is through them that the movement will definitely become part of our life.

Skull History