SupaKitch /   Unknown

France 1978

Urban Art, Street Art, Prints, Murals

May 29, 2016

The world would be a much more interesting place if we could taste the colors or touch the sounds. If you had a wonderful gift of synesthesia that allows you to hear images, then SupaKitch, a young French artist, would be one of the greatest graphic songwriters. His history of writing graffiti dates back to 1990, and he’s also a famous tattoo artist. In the streets, his style is easily recognizable and incredibly colorful. SupaKitch’s road to success was unpredictable, but always imminent. From being an artistic director at a young age to adopting his current moniker and meeting a love of his life, it’s been a bumpy ride, but it was worth it.

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SupaKitch – Cover, 2014 (Left) / Cover 2, 2014 (Right)

Between Urban Art, Street Art, and Graffiti

His approach to art is eclectic, as he tends to mix several different techniques such as acrylic paint, collage, silkscreen, spray, and even tattoo. The music and Asian manga and movies are among his biggest influences. With his greatest hero being Hayao Miyazaki, SupaKitch’s work revolves around re-creating the universe of movies and manga, and the characters present in them. That allows the artist to project his own fantasies where he’s the hero in the worlds he’s creating. Music is also a huge inspiration for Supa. In fact, Listen To My Picture is a concept he’s pursuing constantly, composing beautiful graphic melodies through the contrast of traditional techniques and nostalgia, and advanced technology.

Japanese myths, manga and movies have managed to leave a big impression on the artist

SupaKitch - In The Mix, 2012 (Left) - WildSound, 2013 (Right), koralie, watch, video, vimeo, cookies
SupaKitch – In The Mix, 2012 (Left) / WildSound, 2013 (Right)

The Love and the New Name

The artist decided to follow a career of an artistic director working for several advertising agencies, completely unaware that he could actually earn some money with his art. At the time, and it was the early 2000’s, he met his future wife-to-be Koralie, who’s also an accomplished artist herself. She encouraged him he exhibit his work, and after that first exhibition, the moniker SupaKitch was born. One of the viewers, seeing how colorful the pieces were, said it was Kitch. The artist remembers the whole situation and says: “It was funny so i decided to use it”. The ‘’Supa’’ part comes from super-hero, as he’s this guy who is normal during the day, but when the night comes, he turns into this SupaKitch and goes into the streets, writing graffiti on the walls. His work was chosen to be exhibited at the latest edition of the group show Who’s Your Daddy? by Kolly Gallery in New York, among other artists like Crash, Grotesk, and Flying Förtress. The show will be on display from May 20th till May 22nd, 2016, so if you’re in Big Apple, be sure to check it out.

His name was born from a very comical situation

SupaKitch - I See the World, 2014
SupaKitch – I See the World, 2014

Sneakers, T-shirts and Fashion

It is always important to have a support in life, no matter what you do. SupaKitch found it in his lovely wife Koralie, who gave him the courage to exhibit his work. From there, it’s been a one-way road to success, for both of them. They created Metroplastique, a shop where they sell merchandise decorated with their artistic creations. Supa remains active on the streets and also keeps his tattoo practice very much alive.

He is represented by Kolly Gallery and

SupaKitch lives in Paris and works in Paris, Biarritz, Los Angeles and New York.

Featured image: SupaKitch – portrait, image via
All images copyright SupaKitch

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group 
2017YTBAKolly Gallery, ZurichSolo
2016Who's your daddy?Kolly Gallery, New YorkGroup
2015Endorphin with Damien VignauxKolly Gallery, ZurichSolo
2014Response with Alëxone for ConverseThe Pavilion Channels, Paris, FranceDuo
2014Midnight BoomDream Catcher, ParisGroup
2013Volvo Art Session: Live PaintingVAS Main Station, ParisDuo
2013Melodic UtopiasThe Apartment Marseille, MarseilleGroup
2013Backside Gallery One Year ShowGallery Backside, MarseilleGroup
2013Stones, Paper, PaintsThe Exhibition Gallery, MontpellierGroup
2013Expo 10 years MINT Board Artitude XGallery Pont Neuf, ParisGroup
2012TandemLJ Gallery, ParisSolo
2012Forty By ThirtyGallery LJ, ParisGroup
2012Group Show Casablanca David Bloch Gallery, CasablancaGroup
2012Double solo show with KoralieProvidence, GuétharySolo
2011MetroplastiqueParis, FranceGroup
2011Key of SoulLJ Gallery, ParisSolo
2011Personal exhibition Muriel Guépin Gallery, New YorkSolo
2011Project room Opera Gallery, New YorkGroup
2011Solo exhibitionElegance Gallery, Taipei, TaiwanSolo
2010Scope Art FairRepresented by Muriel Guépin Gallery , MiamiGroup
2010Public commission of a permanent mural Rocky Mountain College of Arts, DenverSolo
2010Ordering a mural for the exhibition Kimono FusionMuseum of World Cultures, Gotenburg (Sweden)Solo
2010Burning InkBleunoir, ParisGroup
2010Graffiti PerformanceModern Atlanta, AtlantaGroup
2009Graffiti Performance The Village, BeijingGroup
2009Forward 3agnès b, Paris & New YorkGroup
2009Avant TasteChoque Cultural, Sao PauloGroup
2008Group ShowHeadquarter studio, New YorkGroup
2008ParalleledRocky Mountain College of Arts, DenverGroup
2008Forward 2La BANK, ParisGroup
2008City SlangDorothy Circus Gallery, RomeGroup
2007UbiquityGalerie Bertin-Toublanc, ParisSolo
2007UbiquityBertin-Toublanc Gallery, MiamiSolo
2007In front of the wallGallery Wall, OrleansSolo
2006Listen To My Picture Bertin-Toublanc Gallery, ParisSolo
2006Graffiti festival, live-paintingBBoy BBQ Festival, PhiladelphiaGroup
2005Graffiti in the basementDojo Gallery, NiceGroup
2005Collaborative exhibition with Koralie Space Dull Monkey, NancyDuo
2005Graffiti festival, live-paintingBreakin 'Stylez, CologneGroup
2005Fresh PaintRP Gallery, MontpellierSolo
2005ExplositionBaloard Gallery, MontpellierSolo
2004Graff'artitudeLe Corum, MontpellierGroup
2004Festival of extreme sports, live-paintingFISE, MontpellierGroup