Urban art

Arnaud Liard /   Arnaud Liard

France 1975

Urban Art, Street Art, Graffiti, Photography, Painting


Arnaud Liard
Arnaud Liard
January 13, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Arnaud Liard (aka Osean, Honda) is a French contemporary artist born in 1975. In the beginning, he was a graffiti artist, but today Liard works with various media that he mixes, obtaining a surprising result.

Arnaud Liard grew up in Parisian suburbs. When he was still a child, Arnaud got interested in photography and discovered graffiti. As founding member of the LCA, under the name Osean, Arnaud Liard developed his unique style along the Parisian train tracks and underground stations in the 1990s. Rejecting at an early age Graffiti’s traditional American style, Liard is inspired by writers such as Zedz, Delta and Sender, who were also known for breaking free graffiti’s traditional codes.

Parallel to his passion for graffiti, he works in his studio developing a more formal practice, on canvas. His research has led to a more in-depth work, in a search for new textures and more figurative subjects, with the desire to incorporate these so-called “street” aesthetics that was the basis of his artistic career.

At first he applies cement on his canvases, in order to apply his painting, as he wants to recompose the appearance of the walls he draws on. The artist tells our history in strong colors. Arnaud Liard’s works are inhabited by the influence of street art, reflecting his interest in architecture and the city. It showcases topics stolen at the four corners of the city, redials the urban landscapes. Liard takes up major themes of human history and appropriates them. With the city as a backdrop, he builds an urban universe with a new and touching vision.

In early 2000, under the name Honda, he founded with his friends Onde and Hobz, the TRBDSGN (Turbo Design – a collective combining graphic design, graffiti, and design) that has become a reknowned design studio while its respective members continue being active inside Paris’ fenced yards.

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015 Ruine de RomeGalery Gilbert Dufois, Senlis, France solo
2015 Analogy886 Geary gallery San Francisco, USAgroup
2015 Drawings 15 Jed Voras gallery, Paris France group
2015 La palissadeMMartproject, Parisgroup
2015 Wall Paper IIMMartproject, Parisgroup
2015ProlègomènesMMartproject, Parisgroup
2014 Summer group showDavid Bloch Gallery, Marrakech, Marocgroup
2014 Summer group showGallery Gilbert Dufois, Senlis Francegroup
2014Lasco 3Palais de Tokyo, Paris Francegroup
2014A MAjor minority1AM Gallery, San Francisco, USAgroup
2014 Wall Paper I MMartproject, Parisgroup
2014 Contrebande Lek-Sowat-Liard David Bloch Gallery, Marrakech group
2013 Arnaud Liard Wall project, Paris solo
2013 La tour 13 Paris group
2013 Unknown Confluences Gallery , Paris, FR group
2012 Arnaud Liard Jamault Gallery, Versailles, FR solo
2012 Arnaud Liard Gilbert Dufois Gallery, Senlis FR solo
2012 Arnaud Liard Jamault Gallery, ile de Rè, FR solo
2012 In the bowels of the palace Palais de Tokyo, Paris FR group
2012 Defragmentation graphic Ministry of Finance, FR group
2012 Tag my Bag Pop-up Store Gallery, FR group
2011 Arnaud Liard Jamault Gallery, Paris, FR solo
2011 Arnaud Liard Jamault Gallery, Ile de Rè, FR solo
2010 Arnaud Liard Jamault Gallery, Versailles, FR solo
2010 Arnaud Liard La place forte Gallery, Paris, FR solo
2009 Arnaud Liard Gilbert Dufois Gallery , Senlis FR solo
2009 Carla Bayle Art Show Carla Bayle, Fr group
2008 Arnaud Liard Jamault Gallery, Paris, FR solo
2008 Unknown Boesner Art Show, FR group
2008 This is street golf Chappe Gallery, Paris, FR group
2008 Format Bitmap Pol’n Gallery, Nantes, FR, group
2007 Arnaud Liard Artwist Gallery, Paris, FR solo
2007 HO,HO,HO GHP Gallery, Toulouse, FR, group
2007 Party de jambes en l’air La Loge de Mr B Gallery , Lyon, FR group
2007 Design is not a game Chappe Gallery, Paris, FR, group
2007 Projet autonome GHP Gallery , Toulouse, FR, group
2006 TRBDSGN SHOW Artazart Gallery, Paris, FR, group
2006 TRBDSGN SHOW Kosmopolite festival, Bagnolet, FR, group
2006 variation of the city Artwist Gallery, Paris, FR, group
2005 TRBDSGN 3.5 Kitchen Gallery, Bagnolet, FR group
2004 l’art du gra ti Galerie lafayette, Berlin DE group
2004 Graphisme et Design Corner shop Gallery , Paris, FR group