Cédric Honet was born in 1972 in Paris, where he lives and works today. At the age of sixteen he started with graffiti and became and has since made a name for himself in the scene. First along the train tracks in Paris, later in other European cities and eventually all the way to Asia in cities like Bejing or Tokio.
Honet rules out completely the idea of introducing sensu stricto graffiti in the exhibition area. He considers graffiti in his own way, that is to say like a practise : an “act” and not just its result. Graffiti is recorded as an act with “symbolic” nature, a day to day action. He joins gothic illustration inspired mostly by his life in movement together with the romantic exploration and recycling of abandoned, forgotten and hidden places. Whether on his travels strolling through cities or when doing a graffiti, Honet enjoys to discover new things and seeks the adventure of the unknown. Every time he takes a trip through Europe, the beauty of his works stands all along the way as a modern “via crucis”. That is why he chooses the spots where to leave his creatures and his words so meticulously. Through skeletons, monsters, dead ladies and wired text he describes a world that only exist deep inside.
The illustrator and graffiti artist is regularly invited to adorn places with his art, such as the Fri-Son concert hall in Fribourg Switzerland, the metro station Krienau in Vienna or Marseille tourism. He has also collaborated with fashion brands, among them are Lacoste, Prada and Louis Vuitton.