Sozyone Gonzalez is a famous Belgian artist and musician who have been painting since ’89. He was influenced by his neighborhood, its stories and legends, Gonzalez works his Art around the world of Villains.
Pablo Gonzalez was born in Brussels in 1973 and in ’88 he started his studies at Saint-Lucas Art School where he met Smimooz Exel (with whom he creates De Puta Madre). They were both expelled from the facility and afterward they started to attend the Brussels Academy of Fine Arts from ’90 to ’96. During that period, Pablo Gonzalez developed a great interest in Metropolitan Graffitis aesthetic vandalism, and became officially Sozyone, with his crew R.A.B, forgetting forgery and use of forgery. His 7 albums, hundreds of graffiti, stages and jams mark the Time when Hip Hop was ‘Fresh’ and Untouchable.
In 1996 he creates with Gold Jaba, Prince Pro, Turs, Byz and Kool Recto, The UltraBoys International, asserting a new form of Graffiti. His aesthetic is impregnated with Marvels, abstract futuristic mathematics, alphabetical contructivism, and facial Picassonic cubism, but they are also brutally refined. A sort of Pure Graffiti Vanguard, ignoring any other vision of graffiti.
Since 2004 Sozyone exposes his work, sought by certain purist and becomes Sozyone Gonzalez for his new public, which enables him to make Authenticity certificates for each one of his pieces, sculpted, engraved, painted or drawn, reminding him without a doubt his attraction for paper to handle delicately, gloves chalked.
The visual work developed by Sozyone this last decade, reveals a tendency towards staging and clear lines. Exploring the dark world of futuristic Anarchy through a magnifying glass, he studies linear deformation, the “anti-bon-goût” and systematic opposition to distance himself from the communication and to deepen his unique sens of aesthetics, where colors become simple values of tones fighting each other in an unequal combat between the fluid outlines and their position in space.
|2012||G.I.P.S.Y.||Speerstra Gallery, Bursin||Solo|
|2012||MURCIELAGO - with Demsky and Pantone||Vicious Gallery, Hamburg||Group|
|2012||VENENO44 Demsky and Pantone||Iam Gallery, Madrid||Group|
|2012||CORPS À CORPS||Papelart, Paris||Group|
|2011||MALAVITA BIRDS||BackSide Gallery, Marseille||Solo|
|2011||VOYOV||A.L.I.C.E. Gallery, Brussels||Solo|
|2011||VLTRARED||Demsky and Pantone at A.F. Gallery, Cologne||Group|
|2011||GRAFFITI||Le Café de Paris Art Expert Consulting, Monac||Group|
|2010||ARTURO TORTURA||Vicious Gallery, Hamburg||Solo|
|2010||OFF THE WALL L||Cité du Temps, Geneva||Group|
|2010||LA MEMORIA EN EL LABERINTO||Homenaje a Miguel Hernández, Alicante||Group|
|2010||TURMKUNST||Vicious Gallery Schlossturm, Berlin||Group|
|2010||VLTRASPECTOR||IAM Gallery, Madrid||Group|
|2010||SERIGRAPH V.10||Vicious Gallery, Hamburg||Group|
|2009||KAGEMUSHA||Vicious Gallery, Hamburg||Solo|
|2009||ELASTIC AARONSON, Findings On Elasticity||Pars Foundation, Amsterdam||Solo|
|2009||LA GUILLOTINE||A.F.Gallery, Cologne||Group|
|2009||WHO’S THE KING||Helenbeck Gallery, Paris||Group|
|2009||LORDS OF TERROR||ArtFair XXI, Cologne||Group|
|2009||3H15, live performance on the Thalys||Gare du Nord, Paris||Group|
|2009||WHOLE IN THE WALL,||Helenbeck Gallery, New York||Group|
|2008||CAMINA O REVIENTA||I.D. Gallery, Berlin||Solo|
|2008||CADILLAC SCORPIO||Vicious Gallery, Hamburg||Solo|
|2008||THE C*R*H*T Carhartt Europe||London, Paris, Milano, Berlin, Barcelona||Solo|
|2008||THE TRIUMPHS, 20 x 3 m wall||International Carhartt Europe, Basel||Solo|
|2007||LE GRISBI||A.L.I.C.E.Gallery, Brussels||Solo|
|2007||BUTTERFLY BALL, SLICK||Salon d’Art Contemporain, Paris||Solo|
|2007||SILVER GHOST||M.C.Confidential, Brussels||Solo|
|2007||IN THE CIRCLE OF THIEVES||Art Brussels 25th Contemporary Art Fair||Solo|
|2007||GRAFFITI ROYAL,PAINT IT BLACK||L’Usine, Brussels||Group|
|2006||LOS GÜAJES DEL CHANKA||Art Brussels 24th Contemporary Art Fair||Solo|
|2006||ULTRA STADIUM, Le Colysée||M.F. Lambersart, Lille||Solo|
|2006||ULTRABOYS-OVERLORDS II||A.L.I.C.E.Gallery, Brussels||Group|
|2005||ONE MILLION MURDERS||A.L.I.C.E.Gallery, Brussels||Solo|
|2005||PANDEMONIUM CITY||PimpStudio, Gent||Solo|
|2005||THE OVERLORDS||L’Usine, Brussels||Solo|