Tronche: (feminine name) Face, head in colloquial language.
"It is by this word that I define my portraits made from photo. Each face is chosen according to its originality, its beauty, its expressiveness or its ugliness. I try to translate them according to my felt, using the ballpoint pen and the spray paint ... leaving a wrinkle, an expression, a look to unravel the mystery of these faces. ”
A native of Marseille, Deuz was passionate about drawing from an early age and discovered with it graffiti and comics. Influenced by these two worlds, he began doing graffiti in the streets of Marseille in the mid 90’s. He has developed over time a purely figurative style. Using pencil, pen, watercolours, spray-paint and Posca markers, he produced portraits, mostly of Africans, inspired by Hip-hop culture and which he nicknames his "Tronches." More than just a musical reference, hip- hop is for him a source of cultural inspiration and a compani…
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