Christian Robles/ Christian Robles

Switzerland 1976

Street Art, Graffiti

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Christian Robles
Christian Robles
Male
Switzerland
1976
January 14, 2016
I've studied International Relations and Diplomacy, but i'm actually interested in economy and social studies. There is something in art that somehow explains a lot that's happening in the world right now, and i seek to uncover it. Feel free to contact me at nikola.milosevic777@gmail.com

Christian Robles is a Swiss contemporary artist born in Basel, in 1976. He is well known for his graffiti, and black and white, grim-looking artworks.

Art by Christian Robles

Christian Robles - Public Influence 4, 2014 - detail
Christian Robles – Public Influence 4, 2014 – detail

Christian Robles started doing graffiti in 1994. From 1999 until 2001 he was between London and Spain. Since coming back to Switzerland, he worked as a graphic artist for different events and clubs. Robles did graffiti until he discovered street art in London, in 2000, when he realized that street art provides better means of expressing himself. There are practically no limits to street art. His first exhibition was in 2007, in Gallery Guillaume Daeppen, and Robles has since exhibited both as solo artist, and as a part of group shows.

Art by Christian Robles

Christian Robles - The Blank Theory, 2012 - exhibition view
Christian Robles – The Blank Theory, 2012 – exhibition view

Getting married and having children made Robles change his approach. He no longer sprays walls illegally, but deep inside, he is still a street artist. It is a sort of addiction. During his time in London, he actually met Banksy, and even bought some of his artworks. Robles is not only an artist, he is a successful merchant, managing to sell his stickers, illustrations and paintings. The artist changed over the years, he has matured, and his art has as well. Since the birth of his daughter, she has became a powerful source of inspiration.

Art by Christian Robles

Christian Robles - Public Influence 5, 2014 - detail
Christian Robles – Public Influence 5, 2014 – detail

He is represented by Guillaume Daeppen Gallery in Basel, Switzerland.

Christian Robles lives and works in Basel, Switzerland.

All images courtesy of the artist.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2014Public InfluenceGallery Guillaume Daeppen, Basel , CHSolo
2013Commercial BullshitGallery Guillaume Daeppen, Basel , CHSolo
2012The Blank TheoryGallery Guillaume Daeppen, Basel , CHSolo
2012Propaganda oder Die Diktatur der MittelklasseGallery Guillaume Daeppen, Basel , CHGroup
2010Kill The MallGallery Guillaume Daeppen, Basel , CHSolo