ITVAN KEBADIAN

     

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    Itvan Kebadian est né à Paris en 1985 d’un père arménien, réalisateur de films et d’une mère cinéaste également, il est le deuxième d’une famille recomposée de 4 enfants. Comme son grand-père apatride, il n’a jamais aimé se fixer, et comme lui, multiplie les déménagements en cultivant l’idée de nomadisme.

     

    Il commence à « graffer» à l’âge de 13 ans. Naturellement rebelle, il s’éduque toutefois entre plusieurs écoles des Beaux-Arts et mixe influences cinéphiles et scènes urbaines aux références apprises durant son parcours artistique, le tout sur des feuilles à dessins ou directement sur les murs. 

    De son enfance et du temps passé sur les toits de Paris d’où il observait les gens et la rue, il garde un attrait pour la vie urbaine et se souvient « d’aimer voir la ville  comme un jeu video, un monde parallèle ».

    Encore aujourd’hui il perçoit et traite la Ville comme une jungle, et la foule comme une meute.

    Il aime fondamentalement le graffiti, et garde cette vision d’un monde sans classes sociales, où les protagonistes restent anonymes en changeant de nom comme dans la Légion Etrangère, et s’affrontent sur des territoires, pour leur conquête, ou pour des luttes de pouvoir.

     

    «Les gens connaissent le street art mais beaucoup moins les codes du graffiti, lorsque j’en parle je me rends compte que c’est plus underground que ce que je pensais».

     

     

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    Itvan Kebadian was born in Paris in 1985 to an Armenian father, a film director and a filmmaker mother, he is the second of a reconstituted family of 4 children. Like his stateless grandfather, he never liked to settle down, and like him, he multiplies the moves by cultivating the idea of nomadism.
    He started "graffiti" at the age of 13. Naturally rebellious, he nevertheless educated himself between several schools of Fine Arts and mixed film influences and urban scenes with the references he learned during his artistic career, all on drawing sheets or directly on the walls. 
    From his childhood and the time spent on the rooftops of Paris from where he observed people and the street, he keeps an attraction for urban life and remembers "liking to see the city as a video game, a parallel world".
    Even today he still perceives and treats the City as a jungle, and the crowd as a pack.
    He fundamentally loves graffiti, and keeps this vision of a world without social classes, where the protagonists remain anonymous by changing their names as in the Foreign Legion, and fight over territories, for their conquest, or for power struggles.
    "People know about street art but much less about the codes of graffiti, when I talk about it I realize that it's more underground than I thought".
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    Itvan Kebadian was born in Paris in 1985 to an Armenian father, a film director and a filmmaker mother, he is the second of a reconstituted family of 4 children. Like his stateless grandfather, he never liked to settle down, and like him, he multiplies the moves by cultivating the idea of nomadism.

     

    He started "graffiti" at the age of 13. Naturally rebellious, he nevertheless educated himself between several schools of Fine Arts and mixed film influences and urban scenes with the references he learned during his artistic career, all on drawing sheets or directly on the walls. 

     

    From his childhood and the time spent on the rooftops of Paris from where he observed people and the street, he keeps an attraction for urban life and remembers "liking to see the city as a video game, a parallel world".

     

    Even today he still perceives and treats the City as a jungle, and the crowd as a pack.

     

    He fundamentally loves graffiti, and keeps this vision of a world without social classes, where the protagonists remain anonymous by changing their names as in the Foreign Legion, and fight over territories, for their conquest, or for power struggles.

     

    "People know about street art but much less about the codes of graffiti, when I talk about it I realize that it's more underground than I thought".