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Istraille | Contemporary Artist: Artworks & Biography

  • Istraille | Contemporary Artist: Artworks & Biography
Create a bridge between graffiti and traditional art by unifying them for a colorful journey!
At the age of 17, Istraille began learning to draw, before taking up graffiti. Self-taught, he learned graphic techniques on the drawing pad, before extending his art to city walls. He passed the entrance exam for the École Pivaut (applied arts) in Nantes, graduating in 2007. The artist then began a career as a freelance art director and illustrator in Nantes and Saint-Étienne, before moving to Toulouse. At the same time, Istraille continues to develop his personal artistic output.
Although Istraille produces a large majority of his works from acrylics on canvas, he plays with techniques, media and supports, continually experimenting with new creative possibilities. Through the first casting of a pencil, the subject takes form before being materialised on the canvas. “[Seeking] to put up a united front with [his] dancers, steeping them in a story, a dance style, until the improbable is created”, the artist feels and designs his characters depending on their movement and their posture, aiming in the end to achieve perfection in the dynamic depiction of bodies.
Inspired by everything that affects his life and his creative impulse, Istraille’s pictorial work is the reflection of his personal evolution, fed by everybody he meets and all of the artistic forms observed on the way.
  • 2018
    Collective exhibition at the Mob Hotel
    Lyon, France
  • 2012
    Personal exhibition at the Chapelle Claire-Joie
    Didier-en-Velay, France
  • 1999
    Began teaching himself drawing then graffiti
    Perpignan, France
  • 1982
    Perpignan, France
(108 Artworks)

108 Artworks

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