Bo130 /   Unknown

Italy 1971

Urban Art, Street Art, Graffiti, Stencil, Illustration, Painting, Drawing

February 5, 2016
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Bo130 is an Italian contemporary artist born in Milan in 1971. He is a street artist, illustrator, graphic designer, writer, but has also worked in animation and web design. Labeling his work never felt comfortable, as he does what he does because he likes to find different ways to visually describe things that inspire him.

Art by Bo130

Bo130 - The F Word, 2014 - Lush and Dirt, 2014
Bo130 – The F Word, 2014 / Lush and Dirt, 2014

He studied Art and Design at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London, UK, and Graphic and Media Design at London College of Communication. During those years spent in the capitol of England, Bo130 met Microbo, and they established a life-changing artistic and personal collaboration. They returned to Milan in 2000, and at the same time, both hit the streets with their posters, stickers, stencil and freehand drawings.

Art by Bo130

Bo130 - Illegal Alien, 2010 - Feelin' Blue, 2010
Bo130 – Illegal Alien, 2010 / Feelin’ Blue, 2010

The artist is inspired by music of Sun Ra and his Astro Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra, Herbie Hancock, A Tribe Called Quest and the Soundtrack of Experimental Beathead Jams. He particularly enjoys cinematography of Terry Gilliam, Spike Lee, Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. Trapped in the world of graffiti since 1985, the artist is known for experimentation with different techniques, from painting, stencils, stickers, to markers, all in order to transcribe what inspires him into images which range from urban style, music, food, graffiti, etc. He has exhibited throughout the world, often with his partner Microbo.

Art by Bo130

Bo130 - The Protector, 2014
Bo130 – The Protector, 2014

He is represented by GCA Gallery in Nice, France.

Bo130 lives and works in Milan, Italy.

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YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015Viavai ProjectThe Don Gallery, Milan, Italy
2014Made in italyGCA Gallery, Nice, France
201310 Years of Wooster Collective: 2003 - 2013Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, USA
201263° Edition Michetti AwardMichetti Foundation, Chieti, Italy
2011L'art Du Graffiti - 40 ans de PressionnismeGrimaldi Forum, Monaco, France
2010One Urban WorldCentro Cultural Ramòn Alonso Luzzy, Cartagena, Spain
2009APOCALYPSE WOW!Museum of Contemporary Arts, Rome, Italy
2009Le TAG au Grand PalaisGrand Palais, Paris, France
2008FAMEGrottaglie, Puglia, Italy
2008Troubles Never come AloneThe Don Gallery, Milan, Italy
2008Scion Presents: NomadazScion Installation LA Gallery
2008NomadazScion Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2007The Streets of EuropeJonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, USA
2007StreetArt SweetArtPAC Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
2007EEA21 - Ecology Earth Art 21The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama
2006Wooster On spring11 Spring Street, New York City
2005Urban Edge ShowThe P4, Milan, Italy
2004All the people we like are dead17Kingsland Gallery, London, UK
2003Arte ImpropriaGalleria Meravigli, Milan, Italy