Tilt / Unknown

Urban Art, Street Art, Graffiti

June 24, 2014

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.