Cosmopolitan, Vincent Abadie Hafez’s work is the result of interbreeding, the confluence of several cultures.
Since 1988 it is under the pseudonym Zepha he invests in the graffiti movement. It is in a suburb of Paris that he begins to impose his name and the one of his team, he will not stop since …
He appropriates public space and disrupts certain visual habits: a latent over urbanization is being criticized …
Just as a word written on the sand he wants his art first ephemeral and accessible to all.
Vincent Abadie Hafez developed a visual language and a world in which cross the craftsmanship of ancient civilizations, the movement Figuration, Abstraction lyrical and street art. Aesthetics at the crossroads of two worlds, ancient and modern, showing a balance of instinctive trait and thoughtful composition and cosmic space
in which collides with the infinitely small.
The hybrid configurations reveal various aspects, mixing mediums and techniques …
Then borned crossbreeding totems anthropomorphic two-dimensional, worn by erosion and which traces appear, signs and symbols calligraphy; hairlines and full that then result found less than writing a construction.
Graph composed of a breath wild forms inhabited a rebellious energy to human will which highlights an inherent order to balance the universe, and which is reflected even in a supposed chaos.
Contrasts, oppositions and complementarity enrich production of works produced in multiple formats gross recovery, worn by time, memory carriers, the result of a questioning of this world seem to forget the principles of its existence …
Vincent Abadie Hafez by Vincent Abadie Hafez
“Influenced by early representations prehistoric rock, it is later and of course I take part in the development of the graffiti movement in the late 80s. Over time, my approach has been enriched by inspirations from both artistic movement as lyrical abstraction (informal art G.Mathieu, H.Hartung, J.Degottex, Jay Defeo, G.Titus Carmel) or as figuration libre influences such as arts First, the writing and art of ancient civilizations.
My artistic production is at the crossroads of the first written submissions and a graphical language “modern” always based on an intimate relationship with the media, looking for a balance between the instinctive gesture and thoughtful composition.
A range of technical and medium from graffiti, volume, through calligraphy and engraving, allows me to highlight the questions as the link between mankind concerning its origins in a common movement (compared to the uniqueness / fractals)
Current through a search on the “matrix” fundamental to the work of engraving and more particularly “strong water” I put forward work on the trace, the footprint (the moral / physical) brings a questioning of human action and its consequences.
Finally, the idea of alteration, beginning and end, which is based on the old concept of cyclologie, movement time and famously but falsely attributed to Lavoisier originally stated by Anaxagoras of Clazomenae: “Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed. “Which suggests the fragility of the material over time, encompasses all of this research. ‘
Vincent Abadie Hafez