About the artist

Jaw was born in Reims, France in 1982, but grew up in Algeria until the age of 7. He discovered graffiti and drawing at 15, and from there the way into graduate studies in Visual Communication, Graphic Design and Illustration at AxeSud, Marseille naturally followed.

He joined the artist collective DMV (DaMentalVaporz) in 2003, and they quickly became one of the most influential groups in France in their field. With them his work and his style evolved, and he started to exhibit in galleries. He participated in his first group exhibition in Paris in 2015, and in 2010 his paintings were integrated in a large American collection.

Gradually his style of work evolved from Graffiti; on canvas, destructurating his compositions, established surprising movements on flat surfaces. Today his mastered style and technique make him one of the relevant artists of his generation.

Né à Reims en 1982, Jaw vit en Algérie jusqu’à ses 7 ans.
A 15 ans il découvre le dessin et le graffiti. Il se tournera naturellement vers des études supérieures en communication visuelle, graphisme et illustrations (AxeSud).

En 2003 il rejoint le collectif DMV (DaMentalVaporz) dont il devient un des membres des plus percutant. Avec eux son travail évolue, s’affirme et s’installe en galerie. Il participe à sa première exposition collective dés 2005 (Paris) et en 2010 il intégrera une grande collection américaine.

Peu à peu son travail et ses productions ne se cantonnent plus qu’au seul Graffiti ; sur toile, déstructurant ses compositions en séquences, il instaure un mouvement étonnant sur une surface plane. Aujourd’hui son style et sa technique maitrisés en font un des artistes les plus pertinents de sa génération.

Exibitions

2017 UrbanArt Fare- Carreaux du Temple/ Galerie 42b, Paris (FR)

2017 Blind spot/ solo exhibition, Galerie 42b, Paris (FR)

2016 Amalgam/ duo show w Blo, curated by The Art Union, Berlin (DE)

2016 LINK/ group show, Art Thema Galerie, Brussels (BE)

2016 What the weekend is/ group show, by The Art Union, Berlin (DE)

2016 UrbanArt Fare- Carreaux du Temple / Galerie 42b, Paris (FR)

2016 Résidence w Blo & Kan- Villa Alliv, Marseille (FR)

2015 Art Urbain-Graffiti/ Auction- Galartis, Lausanne-Crissier (CH)

2015 Amerouge group show w Kan, Lek- Galerie 42b, Paris (FR)

2014 The Wall, DMV group show, BC Gallery, Berlin (DE)

2014 L’echange Urbain,/group show, Juddy Roller, Melbourne (AUS)

2013 New Hunting Ground/group show, Juddy Roller, Melbourne (AUS)

2012 Urban Masters/group show-Opera Gallery, London (UK)

2012 JAW Solo exhibition, Galerie Seize, Marseille (FR)

2012 Graffitizm Festival, Mantes la Jolie (FR)

2012 Artaq Festival, Angers (FR)

2012 Le Venin, DMV group show, Rtist Gallery, Melbourne (AUS)

2011 Crimes of Minds, Brest (FR)

2011 Galore Festival, Copenhagen (DK)

2011 DMV group Show – GHP Galerie, Toulouse (FR)

2010 Mural for the Theatre des Celestins, Lyon (FR)

2010 Mir Caravan Festival, Moscow (RU)

2010 Meeting of Styles , London (UK)

2010 French Kiss, No Border Art Gallery, Hong Kong (HK)

2010 DMV show – GX Gallery, London (UK)

2009 Graffiti Jam, La France au Brésil, Sao Paulo, (BR)

2009 Je t’aime Group show, Pure Evil Gallery London (UK)

2009 Graffiti performance, Agadir, Morroco

2007 Meeting of Styles Festival, New York (USA)

2007 Brussels Graffiti Festival, Brussels (BE)

2007 Por El Medio de la Calle Festival, Caracas (VZ)

2006 Urban Funke, Barcelona (ES)

2005 Explosition, Taxie Galerie, Paris (FR)

2005 Traffico Urbano Festival, Iguala (MX)

2004 –07 Meetings of Styles Festival, Lyon (FR)