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Gallery: Mirus Gallery

Artist: Vincent Abadie Hafez a.k.a Zepha

In an instant, we rocked. In a fraction of a second, on the scale of human history, our modern societies have accelerated workflows, exchanges and production, and this exponentially on a round and finite earth. In Abstract and Anthropogenic Equilibrium, our time erases the past in order to better dilute itself in immediacy and gorge itself with an orgy of information. Here we are. Always in motion, in progress, keep the rhythm, feel the vibes. Where the shattered utopias of history transform before (in front) of our eyes into binary coding giving birth to greedy databases, lighting our way wit... more >> In an instant, we rocked. In a fraction of a second, on the scale of human history, our modern societies have accelerated workflows, exchanges and production, and this exponentially on a round and finite earth. In Abstract and Anthropogenic Equilibrium, our time erases the past in order to better dilute itself in immediacy and gorge itself with an orgy of information. Here we are. Always in motion, in progress, keep the rhythm, feel the vibes. Where the shattered utopias of history transform before (in front) of our eyes into binary coding giving birth to greedy databases, lighting our way with a bluish light illuminating a horizon of anxious pixels. As HE used to say: in hack we trust!

About the Artist:
Born in 1977, Vincent Abadie Hafez is a French artist who lives and works in Toulouse (France). Under the pseudonym of Zepha, he took part in the graffiti movement as of 1989. Trained in graphic arts, he enriched his art by concentrating on learning traditional calligraphic techniques, concentrating particularly on plastic interactions between Oriental and Western styles. Influenced by the work of Hassan Massoudy and Georges Mathieu, he has developed a singular visual language through his research on the deconstruction of the letter and the cross-cultural meanings of the signs. Recognised as one of the founders of urban calligraphy, he participates in the diffusion of a new aesthetic, breaking away from pictorial forms hitherto explored in the vandal writing styles. His abstract, methodical and condensed compositions take form in public spaces through monumental mural works in Europe and the Middle East. The gestural expression and the notion of movement are two fundamental components of the creative process that he pursues simultaneously in his studio work. Linking the formal to the spiritual, his work deconstructs the referents and reads as an enlightening source, praising a neglected universalist thought.


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