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Introducing French street pop artist Mr. Oreke

14/02/2022

Born in 1986, French artist Mr Oreke describes his work as "street pop art". His creative life began in the early 2000s when he became involved in the graffiti scene covering walls with spray painted images in shimmering colours. Then, as now, his nostalgic subjects are drawn from his own childhood linked to the present through memory and reinterpretation. His distinctive style is the result of different layers in his work. He builds up a backdrop using spray paint like the graffiti artist he once was. He combines inks with acrylics along with a variety of collage elements such as bank notes. The narrative is humorous and slightly fantastic, and there is a freedom of form resulting from collage, colours and typographic elements. In this way every piece is redolent of the comic books he loves, and carries an overwhelming sense of movement and energy.

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