Tilt /   Unknown

France 1974

Urban Art, Street Art, Graffiti


June 24, 2014
Jean is researcher and author for Widewalls. jean.gallard@widewalls.ch

Tilt is a French traditional graffiti artist, world renowned for his colorful, bubbly paintings.

He is originating from Toulouse in South France. A self-declared “graffiti fetishist”, he learned his trade in the streets and on trains as a youngster. In the time since he did his first tags on a skateboard ramp back in ’88, his ensuing career has been nourished and influenced by extensive travel. Inspirational journeys have seen Tilt exhibit and leave his mark as far and wide as the U.S.A, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Laos, Taiwan, China, Canada, Philippines, Indonesia, Maldivians and in excess of 12 countries throughout Europe.

Tilt loves demonstrating that basic, primitive graffiti can be as strong as complicated 3D lettering, wild styles and characters. His focus on fun, high impact shapes and strong colors is a reflection of his history as a true graffiti writer, trained on the streets and in the train yards. Similarly, his extensive use of bubbly, curvaceous forms relates to his obsession with beautiful females.

Following classic hip-hop graffiti ideology, Tilt’s individual styled name is the focal point in the majority of his paintings, in Tilt’s case a bubble letter “throw-up”. “Throw-Up” is graf terminology for a writer’s spray-painted name incorporating fast lines and done in one or two colors, designed for fast execution; it is the action which Tilt is most interested in, thus he utilizes his throw-up styles to visually communicate the fun of creating graffiti in risky situations.

Tilt published three books of his art and photography title “Egodrips”, “PhotoGraffiTiltism” and “Fetish Bubble Girls”. Tilt is now working a lot on this project, shooting girls all around the world and painting on them. He is planning heading on more tours and of course painting murals and wall pieces.

He lives in France.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group 
2014Too many ways to dieKolly Gallery, Zurich, SwitzerlandSolo
2014Lines and Dots (with Mist)Atelier des Bains, Geneva, SwitzerlandSolo
2014Art WynwoodFabien Castanier Gallery | Miami, FLSolo
2014Mister FreezeLe Frigo, Launaguet, FranceGroup
2014Mister FreezeLe 50cinq, Toulouse, FranceGroup
2013TiltGalerie David Pluskwa, Marseille, FranceSolo
2013Magic & DestroyGalerie Wallworks, Paris, FranceSolo
2013All you can eatFabien Castanier Gallery, Los Angeles, USASolo
2013Grand Master OpeningAtelier des Bains, Geneva, SwitzerlandGroup
2013Avant PremiereAtelier des Bains, Geneva, SwitzerlandGroup
2013HypergraphiaBC Gallery, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2013Inédite(s)Galerie David Pluskwa, Marseille, FranceGroup
2013Mister FreezeLe Frigo, Toulouse, FranceGroup
2013La Dernière VagueFriche de la Belle de Mai, Marseille, FranceGroup
2013ArtstübliSchleifferei, Basel, SwitzerlandGroup
2013Wider than a postcardBreeze Block Gallery, Portland, USAGroup
2013Write & RepeatStolen Space, London, UKGroup
2013M.T.AGalerie At Down, Montpellier, FranceGroup
2012Closer to God in heelsLa Grille, Yverdon, SwitzerlandSolo
2012Agnostic FontsMontana Gallery, Barcelona, SpainSolo
2012Graffiti TherapyOpenspace, Paris, FranceGroup
2012Leave the beef on the BBQGuerrero Gallery, San Francisco, USAGroup
2012Art and Toys (Collection Selim Varol)Me Collectors Room, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2012SuspectGalerie Schöneck, Basel, SwitzerlandGroup
2012French InvasionGalerie Fabien Castanier, Los Angeles, USAGroup
2012Fifty FiftyGalerie MathGoth, Paris, FranceGroup
2012Ne pas effacerGalerie Wallworks, Paris, FranceGroup
2012Off the WallGalerie Wallworks, Paris, FranceGroup
2011A.B.CGalerie Montana, Montpellier, FranceSolo
2011Santa´s GhettoPictures On Walls, London, UKGroup
2011Thrilla ManilaSecret Fresh Gallery, Manila, PhilippinesGroup
2011Off The WallArtspace@Helutrans, SingaporeGroup
2011ArtYouAckermannshof, Basel, SwitzerlandGroup
2011Europa GraffitiPavillon Carré de Baudouin, Paris, FranceGroup
2011InfamousThe Space, Hong-Kong, Hong-KongGroup
2011Graffiti ArtArt Monaco’12, Monaco, FranceGroup
2011Bad PaintingGalerie 208, Paris, FranceGroup
2011UrbanArt - Graffiti 21Völklinger Hütte, Saarbrücken, GermanyGroup
2010My Love LettersCelal Gallery, Paris, FranceSolo
2010Tribute to DareK31 gallery, Lahr, GermanyGroup
2010Street ArtEspace Croix Baragnon, Toulouse, FranceGroup
2010Faux JumeauxSpeerstra Gallery, Bursins, SwitzerlandGroup
2010EncountersAE studios LIC, Long Island City, USAGroup
2009ArtotaleLeuphana Urban Art Project, Luneberg, GermanyGroup
2009Roots and BudsGHP Galerie, Toulouse, FranceGroup
2009The Generations2nd Floor Gallery, New-York City, USAGroup
2008Fresh air smells funnyDominikanerkriche Museum, Osnabrueck, GermanyGroup
2008Call it what you likeSilkeborg Bad Center of Art, Silkeborg, DenmarkGroup
2008Explicit FantasticKeep Six Contemporary Gallery, Toronto, CanadaGroup
2008Urban ArtMuseum of Modern Art, Bremen, GermanyGroup
2007WildstylersCarhartt Gallery, Weil eim Rhein, GermanyGroup
2007Still on and non the wiserKunsthalle Barmen Museum, Wuppertal, GermanyGroup
2007Waking up nightsDe Pury and Luxembourg Gallery, Zürich, SwitzerlandGroup
2007We are the people darker than blueStilwerk, Hambourg, GermanyGroup
2007Hinter den Sieben BergenPatricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, SwitzerlandGroup
2007Coming soonVon-der-Heydt Museum, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2006Bubble FeTiltismKidrobot space, New York City, USASolo
2006BubbleGirlsAimecube, Paris, FranceSolo
2006Worldwide BabitchesGrand OFR, London, United KingdomSolo
2006OverdoseMc Caig and Welles Gallery, New-York City, USAGroup
2006Retour de ChineMusée d'art contemporain les Abattoirs, Toulouse, FranceGroup
2006Art BerlinReinking Projekte, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2006Art CologneRevolver, Rik and René, Cologne, GermanyGroup
2006Paint BallPirate Space Kidrobot, New-York City, USAGroup
2005EgodripsDisrupt gallery, Auckland, New ZealandSolo
2005FeTiltismRefill Space, Sydney, AustraliaSolo
2005Modern GraffitisTank loft, Art institute, Chongqin, ChinaGroup
2004A change of directionGalerie St Ravy, Montpellier, FranceGroup
2004Yone LoveThunderbirds, Tokyo, JapanGroup
2004KosmopoliteKitchen 93 Galerie, Paris, FranceGroup
2004Je m'installe aux Abattoirs (Agnès B collection)Musée d'art contemporain les Abattoirs, Toulouse, FranceGroup
2003Style HeritagePalais de Tokyo, Paris,  FranceGroup
2003Alive Paintings,Phat Cat Space, Tokyo, JapanGroup
2002Graffiti Totems et tabousChateau Malromé Toulouse Lautrec, Bordeaux, FranceGroup
2002Graffiti dans tout ses étatsTaxie Gallery, Paris, FranceGroup
2001Rencontres Hip-HopNiort, FranceGroup
2001Post GraffitiCentre national Musée Jean Jaures, Castres, FranceGroup
2000VisionsLogoscope Galerie, Monaco, FranceGroup
1999Graffiti ArtContemporary Art Museum, Vienna, AustriaGroup
1998Biénale d’Art Contemporain Place BelcourtLyon, FranceGroup