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Tilt is an internationally recognised and traditional graffiti artist, originating from Toulouse in the South of France.  As self declared “graffiti fetishist”, he learned his trade in the streets and on trains as a youngster.  At the time he did his first tags on a skateboard ramp back in ’88, his ensuing career has been nourished and influenced by extensive travelling.  Inspirational journeys have seen Tilt exhibit and leave his mark behind him as far as the U.S.A, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Thailand, Australia, New  Zealand, Laos, Taiwan, China,  Canada, Philippines, Indonesia, and in more than 12 countries throughout Europe.

Tilt loves demonstrating that basic and primitive graffiti can be as powerful and complicated as 3D lettering, wild styles or characters.  His focus on letters, high impact shapes and bright colours is a reflection of his history as a true graffiti writer, trained on the streets and in the train fields.  Similarly, his extensive use of bubbly, curvaceous forms relates to his obsession with beautiful females.

Following classic hip-hop graffiti ideology, his individual styled name is the focal point in the majority of his paintings. In Tilt’s case it is the bubbled lettering “Throw-up”.  “Throw-Up” is a graffiti terminology for a writer’s spraypainted name incorporating quick lines in one or two colours only, designed for fast execution; it is the action which Tilt is most interested in, thus he uses his throw-up styles to visually communicate the fun of creating graffiti in risky situations.

Tilt  published five(?) books about his art and photography, which titles are  Egodrips, PhotoGraffiTiltism,  A Scotland yard, Fetish Bubble Girl, My love letters.

Magic and Destroy and Closer to God in heels.

www.graffitilt.com