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LX ONE /   Unknown

France 1979

Urban Art, Street Art, Graffiti, Installation, Abstract Art, Painting, Prints, Murals, Drawing

May 6, 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.

LX ONE is a French contemporary artist, born in 1979 in Strasbourg, known for his abstract works made by playing with shapes, colours and materials, mixing wood, paper, cardboard and paint.
Born in Strasbourg, LX ONE started making art during the mid 1990’s, modulating his graphic talents into the science-fiction world of grids, decomposing the letter form into its purest version.

LX ONE’s abstract works

Traveling between plain and empty space, LX ONE uses the colors as a bridge. Through his works, the artist has created his own abstract geometrical universe in which he explores the pixel, the smallest element of a picture.
Some of LX ONE works are inspired by nature and architecture, for example his piece titled Storm, part of the landscape series. It’s a blend of photos taken of certain subjects and then turned into abstractions.

40 Jours

One of LX ONE’s most known recent projects is 40 Jours, an abstract and temporary art installation, made in 2014. With some help from Remi Rough, Sébastien Preschoux and Studio Arro (Erik Arlen and Ludo Roth), LX ONE went through with making a mural on an big house in Biarritz, France, just before its demolition. Day after day, the walls called out for new forms, colours and textures. After 40 days of creativity, the work has turned into dust.

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LX ONE – 40 Jours (detail), 2014, photo credits – Graffuturism

Agents of Change

LX ONE is a member of the international graffiti collective Agents of Change. Formed in 2009, group is composed of 13 artists who create work that responds on a site specific basis, integrating both the aesthetic and historical resonance of the environment they’re working in. Each project brings greater potential for innovation, both on a practical level in technique and on a more emotive basis in dealing with ever larger historical and political ideas.

The Megaro project

In early 2012, LX ONE and his colleges from Agents of Change group – Remi Rough, Steve More and Augustine Kofie completed the largest mural in London, a monumental 450m2 painting opposite St. Pancras International Train Station. Encompassing two sides of a five storey Georgian building, the mural took three weeks to complete with the artists collaborating to create a single work that utilized their individual styles and perspectives. The influence of the mural continues inside the building with a permanent collection of artworks in the restaurant and a one of a kind reception designed for the attached hotel.

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LX ONE x Remi Rough x Steve More x Augustine Kofie – The Megaro Project, 2012, photo by Ian Cox

Represented by Galerie Zimmerling & Jungfleisch, Germany, and David Bloch Gallery, France, LX ONE has participated in many solo and group exhibitions.

LX ONE lives and works in Biarritz, France.

YearName of the exhibitionMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015UnknownZimmerling & Jungfleish, SaarbruckenGroup
2015HexagerationsL'arriere Boutique, 9eme Concept, ParisSolo
2015Urban Art BiennaleThe Volklinger Iron Works Museum, SaarbruckenGroup
2014Premiere Stroff, Off StartPalais des Congres, StrasbourgSolo
2014Avant DestructionCarre Bonnat, BayonneSolo
2014DeconstructCour Interieure, BiarritzSolo
2014Love it or Leave itOneGrandGallery, PortlandGroup
2014Major Minority1amsf, San FranciscoGroup
2014Sensitive EyeDavid Bloch Gallery, MarrakeshGroup
2014Analog vs DigitalLa Maison Bleue, StrasbourgSolo
2013Geometry of ChanceMirus Gallery, San FranciscoGroup
2013UnfoldingDavid Bloch Gallery, MarrakeshGroup
2013Wider than a postcard Breezeblock gallery, PortlandGroup
2012PerspectiveProvidence, GuetharySolo
2012Space, FormBreezeblock gallery, PortlandGroup
2012UnionA word of Art, CapetownSolo
2012Pimp my sneakersMelbourne Group
2011Graffuturism, In SituArtBasel, MiamiGroup
2011Hexagon x BDP Popup Bleu de Paname, ParisSolo
201010Mews gallery, LondonGroup
2010AOC03, Future Everything FestivalManchester Group
2009City 4 Sale Rzostore, StrasbourgGroup
2009Line Stepper BirminghamGroup
2009Unknown401 Contemporary Art Gallery, BerlinGroup
2008Berlin bridge Art Fair BerlinGroup
2008Regnr8 Maison de l’architecture, StrasbourgGroup
2008In Situ Espace G, StrasbourgGroup
2008Biodivercitizen Le Passage, StrasbourgGroup
2008Perception LondonGroup
2008Prologue LondonGroup
2007Artside StrasbourgGroup
2007Tag the systemParisGroup
2005Future FantasyStrasbourgGroup
2005Summer SessionKehlGroup
2004Destroyerlines and friendsStrasbourgGroup