a solo show opens on March 6th 2014 at the Pure Evil Gallery.
WHO IS PRO176 ?
PRO176 was born the 29th of July 1976 in Paris and grew up at Choisy-le Roi, a little town located in a south suburb of Paris . At the young age of 5 , he discovered the work of Jack Kirby, the famous American comic-book artist .
These comic-books from across the Atlantic that his mum used to buy him were his first lessons in art and have influenced ever since. In the beginning he kept drawing, because life in suburb was boring: It wasn’t a lot of fun there in those times and travelling into Paris was too expensive «where everything was happening… ». Violence in the neighborhood and an unclear future ahead was a daily reality. .
His current style is influenced by Jack Kirby, by his eternal philosophical quest of the good against the evil played on the background of universes filled with infinite stars and galaxies, populated by super-heroes and super-villains . Big futuristic machines and other spaceships straight out of a science-fiction movie will often appear in the landscape; his letters are worked on to the extreme and always perfectly overlapped in this astral-galactical universe where the anatomic lines of his characters are combined with a bright colour pallete. Gigantic colored abstract figures are outlined by black lines as if in a comic book, with one eye following you around the room. Pro176 explain: « this is the eye that sees everything… »