TANC

Retrospective1

TANC started out as a graffiti artist in the 90s in the streets of Paris, France. Even today his work is very much connected to his earlier graffiti and tagging. With certain elements from his background in graffiti running through his whole artistic career. It is not just the technique he uses and developed, but also the fact that he has built his artistry on the spontaneity and the ephemeral in the very act of the creation.

 

The art collective VAO (Vandales à l’Origine)  is still an important part of TANC’s artist life. VAO was founded in 1996 by the artists L’ATLAS and Koers. Rooted in graffiti and street art the collective has fifteen members today; L’Atlas, Aleteïa, Babou, Benjamin Laading, Clyde Knowland, CT, 

Obêtre, Outsider/Swiz, Parole, Sylvain Ristori "Sambre", Jonas Sun7, Tanc, Teurk, Valérie Newland, Yassine "Yaze" Mekhnache. The diverse practice of its members has spread their work in different directions over the years, from abstract calligraphy and graffiti, "calligramme", land art, to minimalism and expressionism and all of them with a strong  connection to their street art background, which defines the core of the collective.

TANC’s work can be described in the crossroad between graffiti, action painting and optic art. Always searching the spontaneity over perfection, the focus lies in the action instead in the result. The art of action painting can be linked back to his foundation in street art as well as the spray paint TANC uses as his main medium. Often creating abstract work of what can be described as spray painted letters or sentences, TANC also uses the cap of the spray paint bottle to finish his writing.

But there is also another creative field that very much influences TANC's visual art work: Music. Not only does TANC creat music and dj on stage, rythm also has a crucial part in his way of composing a painting. Listening to his own heart beats and letting a rythm lead his arm movements like a metronome, he is creating a balance between the conscious and subconscious in his art pieces.

Solo Exhibitions

2018 | SEPT « FOLLOWING SIGNS » At Down Galerie. Montpellier, France 

2018 | APRIL «  SEA SCAPE » Galerie David Pluskwa, Marseille France. 

2017 | OCTOBER « NEW WAVE » Hotel MOLITOR, Galerie Magda Danysz
2016 | APRIL « Lyrics » Loo&Lou Gallery, Paris
2016 | FEB- «NEW HORIZONS » David Bloch Gallery, Marrakech
2015 | OCTOBER « Signs » Galerie Wallworks, Paris
2014 | OCTOBER « This are the rhythms of my life » French Art Studio, London 

2014 | "Automatism" Galerie Wallworks, Paris

2013 | "Memories" Galerie at Down, Montpellier, France

2013 | "Oscallion" Catherine Ahnell Gallery, NY

2012 | "Internal Area" Lebenson Gallery, Paris
2011 | "Line Level" David Bloch Gallery, Marrakech
2010 | "Time Lines" New square Gallery, Lille
2009 | "Lines" Espace Beaurepaire, Paris
2008 | "Variations" Studio 55, Paris
2007 | "16issant" Galerie Stua, Paris
2006 | "TNT" Galerie Chappe, Paris

Collective Exhibitions

2018 | Sep «  The Great Graffiti » Séoul Art Center - Séoul, Korea

2018 | Sep « Nigth Promise » ID Room - Genève, Suisse

2018 | Sep « Tandem » Hotel Royal Monceau - Paris

2018 | Mai «  Abstract Street Art » Space Junk Center - Bayonne France

2018 | Mai «  The Great Graffiti » K Museum - Séoul - Korea

2018 | FEB « SUBSTANCE » Vroom & Varossieau Galery - Amsterdam

2017 |SEP « Blending Cultures » Martine Ehmer Gallery - Bruxelles

2017 | JUN « Street Generation » La Condition Publique - Roubaix 

2017 | MAI  «  Urban Biennale » -Volklingen- Allemagne

2017 | FEV « LINES &LETTERS » Cox Gallery, Bordeaux

2017 | FEB « Abstract Gesture » Galerie Burger Rigail, Paris

2016 | NOV « VAO group show » Urban Spree - Berlin

2016 | JUN CAFA Muséum - Pékin
2016 | MAI « FRANCE IN » Yoo Jin Gallery, Busan Korea
2016 | APRIL - « Higthligth » Zimmerling&Jungfleish Gallery, Saarbrüken

2016 | "French Connection" Catherine Ahnell Gallery, New York

2014 | "TAKE ONE" Catherine Ahnell Gallery, NY

2014 | "Black & White" (Nicolas Buffe, Jonone&YZ) Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris

2014 | "Sensitive Eye" David Bloch Gallery, Marrakech, Morocco

2013 | "Expo Collective" Galerie Art Factory, Ile de la Reunion

2013 |"Work in Progress" Les Bains Douche, Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris
2012 | "Paris Street Art" French Art Studio, London
2012 |"White Wall" Beirut Art Center, Beirut
2011 | "Gradations" Galerie Lebenson, Paris
2010 | "Nervousness" Galerie G, Paris
2010 | "Strates" Maison des Arts, Créteil, France
2009 | "The show" Galerie Joseph, Paris
2009 | "Vao & Friends" Espace Beaurepaire, Paris
2009 | "Akrylonumerik" Fondation Cartier, Paris
2009 | "Etats des lieux" Galerie du jour Agnès B, Paris
2009 | "Street art" Galerie Alexis Lartigue, Paris
2009 | "Foire Saint Germain, La nuit du street-art" Paris
2009 | "T.A.G - collection Gallizia" Grand Palais, Paris
2009 | "Reload" Galerie Celal, Paris
2008 | "Lay down the reality" Galerie Moretti & Moretti, Paris
2008 | "Urban Nature" Espaces ruraux, Aude, France
2008 | "Point Rouge" Le cercle pan, Paris 2008 

2008 | "Le mur" Galerie LJ Beaubourg, Paris
2008 | "B cube", Doors studio, Paris
2007 | "Shangaï Cube", Shanghai China
2006 | "Deux jours de nuit" Place Saint-Sulpice, Paris
2006 | "Intersections" Le Boaz, Brussels, Belgium
2006 | "The content of my head is visible" Espace Beaurepaire, Paris
2005 | "Undercontrol" Galerie du Moment, Brussels, Belgium
2005 | "Versus Color" La Kabak, Lausanne, Switzerland
2005 | "Section Urbaine" Espace des Blancs-Manteaux, Paris
2004 | "Citadins en Milieu Artistique" La lune en parachute, Epinal, France
2004 | "Monochrome" Grenoble, France 2004 

2004 | "Concrete Jungle" Galerie Annie Stansal, Paris
2004 | "Art Is Stick" Galerie Artcore, Paris
2002 | "Kitchen 93" Festival Kosmopolite, Bagnolet, France
2002 | "Implosion/Explosion", Oberkampf, Paris
2001 | "Paliss’art" Canal Saint-Martin, Paris

Fairs

2018 | OCT- Art Élysées - Galerie Perahia, - Paris

2018 I APR-Art Busan- Ahn Perrot Galerie, Korea.

2018 I APR-Art Paris- Galerie Perahia, Paris

2018 I MAR - JUST MAD - Loo & Lou Galerie - Madrid

2018 I DEC - SCOPE Miami - Vroom & Varossieau Galery 

2017 | OCT- Art Élysées - Galerie Perahia, Galerie David Puskwa - Paris

2017 | May - Contemporary Art Fair - ART BUSAN - Busan

2016 | OCT- Art Élysées - Galerie Beaudoin Lebon - Paris
2016 | May - Contemporary Art Fair - ART BUSAN - Busan
2016 | JAN - Contemporary Art Fair « Scope Miami »
2015 | JUNE Contemporary Art Fair - ART BUSAN - Busan
2015 | JUNE Contemporary Art Fair « Scope Basel » - Bâle
2011 | OCTOBER - Art Élysées - Paris
2011 | JAN - INDIAN ART . New Delhi.

2010 | Cutlog Contemporary Art Fair, Bourse du Commerce, Paris
2010 | Contemporary Art Fair « Scope Basel », Bâle
2010 | Marrakech Art, Marrakech, Morocco
2009 | Art Élysées, Paris
2009 | SLICK, Paris
2009 | Stroke.01 Urban Art Fair, Munich

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