Tilt (b.1973) is an recognized and traditional graffiti artist, originating from Toulouse in the South of France. In the 1980ies he discovered the graffiti movement and some important books such as, Spraycan Art as well as Subway Art, which had great impact on him. He did his first tags on a skateboard ramp back in 1988. Following his career as artist he has travelled the globe and has been nourished and influenced by the urban environment. Interestingly Tilt leaves his mark, in form of a throw up, wherever he travels. His mark was already left in 55 countries such as the U.S.A, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Laos, Taiwan, China, Canada, Philippines, Indonesia, and more than a doze countries throughout Europe.
Tilt is well known for his primitive and fetishist bubble style graffiti that he practiced more than a dozen years. In June 2017 his last bubble style pieces were exhibited at the Kolly Gallery. Thereafter Tilt broke with the rather aesthetic and pop art tradition of bubbles in favor of a more raw and deconstructive approach on graffiti. During the beginning of his career the raw style and aesthetic of graffiti was not accepted by society and institutions, because it was interpreted as destructive, rebellious and anarchic. Nowadays, Tilt is newly motivated to bring the rather anti-aesthetic look in for of a deconstruction of the urban environment back into the institutions, making it accessible for the commercial and broad audience. Transience, chaos and gestural traces of urban environment are portrayed in Tilt’s new body of work. He dedicated himself to a very pure and anti-aesthetic approach, which makes graffiti writing so unique and intriguing. In his new compositions the heavy heritage of the graffiti tradition is used as a tool to evoke a representation or memory of a rebellious as well as anarchic act of a past era of subculture.