LOUIS BOTTERO

LOUIS BOTTERO

Asnières-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France

About LOUIS BOTTERO

An artist issued from the graffiti movement, Louis Bottero makes signs speak with unrivalled virtuosity, just as a jazzman does. With absolute, sacred spontaneity, this musician of colours interprets letters and the world. He leads us into a graphic, luminous universe, marked by the impulse of gestures and the line of instinct.
Drawing his huge energy from modern-day urban culture, he dialogues with his codes, mingling strict calligraphic work with pictorial declensions, rich in symbols. From this committed approach are born highly-coloured, complex works, teeming with a multitude of detail often conveyed by his central character, uninhibited and free of all codes and filiations.
Very much involved in the artistic scene of contemporary urban culture, he exhibits in Paris and Berlin and regularly stages performances of live painting.
In 2014 he exhibited notably at the EDF Foundation in Paris within the framework of his selection for the Graffiti 2014 competition, and on the other side of the Atlantic, at Arsenal, Montreal’s Modern Art Center, where he represented French urban art at an international exhibition.
In 2015, he joined Paris’s prestigious Cité Internationale des Arts as artist in residence until December 2016. He has exhibited in 2015 and 2016 at the International Urbain Art Fair, 8e Avenue, held on the Champs-Elysées on the fringe of Paris’s International Art Fair, FIAC.

Education

2009/2012
. LISAA (The Higher Institute of Applied Arts), Paris, France
. Creation of COLLECTIVE "WEAR'T" (WEAR WHAT YOU ART): printing on textile, fashion design and creation of accessories (Push K).

Events

LIVE PAINTINGS
2016
• L’ARCHIPEL, OPIUM PHILOSOPHIE #4, «Les voies de la ville», Paris
• LIBRARY WALL, Altkirch, France
• POP’UP STORE LISAA «La profondeur de l’instant entre deux battements de coeur», Paris https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wzbFtXXzQE
• MANUFACTURE 111, Paris

2015
• WHO’S NEXT TRADE SHOW, Paris

2014
• URBAN ART CLASH par URBAN ART GALLERY, Open Studio & Open-Air Gallery at the New Yaam Berlin
• LE BATOFAR, Paris
• PARIS SOUS LES BOMBES ACTE II by Make is Art, Paris Gare du Nord Event

2013
• LES BOUTIQUES VOLTAIRE, Paris / CITADIUM, Private Party, Paris / LA BELLEVILLOISE, Paris
• ECOLE DES BEAUX ARTS, Speed Painting organized by MAGDA DANYSZ GALLERY, Paris
• PALAIS DE TOKYO, Paris
• INAUGURATION BOUTIQUE MARITHE ET FRANCOIS GIRBAUD, Paris

Exhibitions

2015 & 2016
IN RESIDENCE IN THE « CITE INTERNATIONALE DES ARTS OF PARIS »

2016
• Charity auction, VOUS ETES BIEN URBAINS, for Projets plus Actions, Paris
• 8E AVENUE, International Urban Art Fair, during FIAC, Paris
• PRIX DU GRAFFITI 2016, Manufacture 111, Paris
• GALERIE GARBY’S, «Chapitre Premier», solo show, Paris
• LES MAUVAIS GARCONS, «Secretum», solo show, Paris
• GALERIE ART BREF, «ABCD’Art», solo show, Paris

2015
• 8E AVENUE, International Urban Art Fair, during FIAC, Paris
• GALERIE CAROLINE TRESCA, «Traits Jeunes», Paris
• GRAFFITI ART FAIR & GRAFFITI FESTIVAL « Les Bozar », Mulhouse
• VERSUS&VERSUS, Paris. «Dans ma rue»
• ESPACE KELLER, Paris. «Libertas», solo show
• FONDATION EDF, « Prix du Graffiti 2014 », touring exhibition in France

2014
• EDF FOUNDATION, Paris, « Prix du Graffiti 2014 »
• L’ARSENAL, Montréal « Current @ The Arsenal »
• VIBRATIONS URBAINES, « Un monde pour mes shoes », Peyssac, France
• GRAPHIC DAYS #4, Berlin
• URBAN SPREE GALLERY, Berlin
• FUNKHAUS, Berlin

2013
• URBAN ART GALLERY, Berlin. « HAPPY IN BERLIN VOL.3»
• I COMME PHENIX GALLERY, Paris. « IN AND OUT»,
• MAYBACHUFER, Berlin, design market
• ARTYBIKE GRAND PALAIS by ARTCURIAL. My « Flyswing Bike », 20th rating of 72 designers

LIVE PAINTING
2014
• URBAN ART CLASH par URBAN ART GALLERY, Open Studio & Open-Air Gallery at the New Yaam Berlin
• LE BATOFAR, Paris
• PARIS SOUS LES BOMBES ACTE II by Make is Art, Paris Gare du Nord Event
2013
• LES BOUTIQUES VOLTAIRE, Paris
• CITADIUM, Private Party, Paris
• LA BELLEVILLOISE, Paris
• ECOLE DES BEAUX ARTS, Speed Painting organized by MAGDA DANYSZ GALLERY, Paris
• PALAIS DE TOKYO, Paris
• INAUGURATION BOUTIQUE MARITHE ET FRANCOIS GIRBAUD, Paris

PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS
• URBAN ART GALLERY, Berlin
• GALERIE SALTIEL, Aix-en-Provence