murals, street art

Hobz /   Benoit Robin

France 1978

Urban Art, Street Art, Graffiti, Murals, Design

Benoit Robin
June 19, 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.

Benoit Robin aka Hobz or Mr Hobz is a French contemporary artist born in 1978. Active in the Parisian graffiti and street art scene since the mid-90s, Hobz graduated in design from the Creapole, Paris.

Hobz - Chuchotuerie, 2015, (left), Esprit Mur, 2015, (right), photo courtesy mmart project
Hobz – Chuchotuerie, 2015, (left) / Hobz – Esprit Mur, 2015, (right)

Hobz’s Hand-Drawn Characters

Inspired by the pop culture masterpieces such as Conan the Barbarian, Terminator, Supervixens and Franco-Belgian comics magazine Fluide Glacial, Mr Hobz developed a dynamic graphic identity in the world of design and interior architecture. His background in design led him to an original universe represented by hand-drawn characters with pure shapes and expressive force which contribute to distinguishing Hobz’s artworks from the others.

Hobz - Untitled, Paris, France, 2014, photo credits Pinterest, mural
Hobz – mural in Paris, France, 2014


In 2001, Hobz created the Studio TRBDSGN (also pronounced Turbo design) with his friends Onde and Honda. The three friends have united their street culture and diverse experiences in order to create their own artistic universe. TRBDSGN fused graphic design, graffiti and product design in a truly stunning way of work. The ability of Hobz and his colleagues to get the best from the distinct backgrounds enables them to integrate knowledge and bring something new to the fields in which they operate.
TRBDSGN crew held their first exhibition at Galerie Kitchen 93 in Bagnolet, in 2005.

TRBDSGN (Hobz, Honda and Onde) - Untitled, Paris, France, 2011, photo credits - Ekosystem
TRBDSGN (Hobz, Honda and Onde) – mural in Paris, France, 2011

Exhibitions of Mr Hobz’s Work

Mr Hobz’s work has been included in many solo and group exhibitions, at Centre Culturel des Finances, Paris, Galerie GHP, Toulouse, Galerie Kitchen 93, Bagnolet, mmartproject, Paris, Pol’n Gallery, Nantes, and Palais de Tokyo, Paris, amongst other places.

Hobz lives and works in Paris, France.

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015wALL PAPERS – Part IImmartproject, Paris Group
2015Prolegomenesmmartproject, ParisGroup
2014Woh ProjectObliq Shop Galerie, ParisGroup
2013Summer Group ShowGalerie Speerstra, Bursins, SuisseGroup
2013La Tour 13Paris Group
2013Happy Meal 3Galerie Welcome, ParisGroup
2012Defragmentation GraphiqueCentre Culturel des Finances, ParisSolo
2012Dans Les Entrailles du Palais SecretPalais de Tokyo, Paris Group
2012Format BitmapPol'n Gallery, NantesGroup
2010Monsieur HobzObliq Shop Galerie, ParisSolo
2010This is StreetgolfGalerie Chappe, ParisGroup
2008Partie de Jambes en L'AirLa Loge de Monsieur B, Lyon Solo
2008Projet AutonomeGalerie GHP, ToulouseSolo
2008Format BitmapEspace Pol'n, NantesGroup
2007Design is not a GameGalerie Chappe, ParisSolo
2006Only for Good PeopleGalerie Artazart, ParisSolo
2005TRBDSGN 3.5Galerie Kitchen 93, BagnoletSolo
2004Graphisme et DesignCornershop, ParisSolo