Zeklo is a self-taught French graffiti artist.
A traveler at heart, he travels the world with his spray can and pencil. On walls or in his travel notebook, his line is a real look at his surroundings. His figurative, colorful works depict the daily lives of those who cross his path. Contemplative and patient, he likes to show what the eye cannot see, to concentrate on details, to reveal their importance and character, to discover the hidden face of each person. Zeklo internalizes the world in order to externalize it with his own subjectivity.
Her studio work enables her to mix different techniques and use other media (canvas, paper...) in addition to the wall.
Since the early 2000s, he has been criss-crossing the globe, making numerous appearances in France and abroad at official Street Art events (London, Copenhagen, Marrakech...).
Today, we present a Zeklo who has matured and evolved, while retaining his signature style. His work has become wiser, calmer and more disciplined.
"Today, I work with models in close proximity, which allows me to create series and develop my subjects. As the portraits progress, I take on my model's features so that they become a style rather than a person."
Inspired by the Pre-Raphael movement, Zeklo also pays homage to one of the movement's founding painters, Gabriel Dante Rosseti, who painted the same woman all his life. Like Rosseti, Zeklo is a painter of the soul, where his characters lie somewhere between reality and fiction.
In terms of technique and palette, the artist is also evolving:
"I want them to be less flashy, softer and more autumnal. I wanted to impose constraints on myself and stick to a certain tonality. I usually like to paint fast, but being locked up in 2020 taught me patience. I now take more time to better transcribe the line with the brush. I'm looking for work that's more meticulous, calmer and more peaceful."