Graffiti Meets Sculpture in Colorful Figures that Explode Through the Canvas by Shaka

Sans Titre, 2012

Human Behaviour #1, 2012

Human Behaviour #1, detail

Autoportrait, 2009

Mort Face Prix, 2010, photo by Marie Aschehoug-Clauteaux

Stress, 2009

Street Allegory, 2010

French artist Shaka (Marchal Mithouard) explores a wild intersection between painting, sculpture and graffiti with his colorfully explosive bas-relief sculptures that seem to cross from the canvas into reality. The aggressive human figures formed from a multitude of intertwined objects are partially inspired by the works of Caravaggio, Arcimboldo, and Van Gogh, all of whom the artists cites as influences in his work. Shaka had a recent solo show at Seize Gallery in Marseille, France and he has a number of prints available in his shop. Photographer Marie Aschehoug-Clauteaux also has a huge gallery of his works worth exploring.

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