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Having discovered graffiti in 1988 on the train line RER (Réseau Express Régional) in Paris, Mist executed his first wall work a year later. As the second generation of graffiti artists of the Paris School, Mist dedicated himself to “Wild Style” without neglecting to include human figures, which were an indispensable part of the frescoes of the period. He is one of the rare artists to display his talent both on canvas and in sculpture. His collaborations with outstanding artists such as Tilt, Steph, T.Kid, and Bando brought international fame to Mist, who displayed the paintings he created with cut-wood alongside American artists including Futura, Rammellzee, Keith Haring, and Jean-Michel Basquiat at the Graffiti Art exhibition held in 1991 at the Musée national des monuments français (National Museum of French Monuments).

After graduating from L’École Estienne in 1995, Mist studied sculpture at the Parisian studio Bombyx renowned for its collection of licensed figurines and productions with independent artists. During this time, Mist executed his first figurine inspired by his favorite character: a mischievous imp he painted around the world. Next, he began producing designer toys. In 2000, he co-founded Bonustoyz with a friend and produced nearly ten toys under that label. He also collaborated with brands such as Medicom toys, Artoyz and Kid Robot. Mist is considered a pioneer of the genre as the first French artist to design toys and his figurines are included in many collections around the world.

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Mist, “Hashtag”, installation view, “Language of the Wall”.

Click for more information on the Language of the Wall: Graffiti / Street Art exhibition.

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