A significant facet of Michael Eveno ‘Grems’ journey lies in the fusion of music and art. Beginning with a background rooted in Hip-hop, where graffiti and rap coexist, the artist’s career has traversed diverse terrain. After earning a degree in fine arts in Bordeaux, the artist specialized in illustration for over 14 years, collaborating with renowned brands like Nike, Adidas, Ratp, Scott, Swatch, Ascics, and more. However, in 2017, the artist transitioned from illustration back to painting, returning to an earlier love for abstract painting. This shift marked a transformation from being a craftsman responding to specific commissions to fully embracing the role of a visual artist. Today, he build a commercial identity know as Grems Industry as well as a solely artistic identity Michael Eveno ‘Grems’. The artist seamlessly weaves various mediums and crafts into his artistic multiverse, challenging conventions and blurring boundaries.
Michael Eveno ‘Grems’ is an enthusiast of abstract painting, finding profound inspiration in the works of iconic figures such as Cy Twombly, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and the abstract expressionists. Influenced by Kurt Schwitters’ collage techniques and deeply captivated by the artistry of African Ndebele art, the artist’s creative journey has also been shaped by the world of graffiti, particularly through encounters with the works of Büro Destruct and House Industrie.
These diverse influences converge in the artist’s work, resulting in an artistic expression that transcends conventional boundaries, blending elements of abstraction and collage, while resonating with the rich traditions of African art and the vibrant aesthetics of graffiti.
Tania Di Brita