Ratur (Arthur Maslard) (b.1983) in Le Havre, France. In 2001 he moved to a school of visual communication where he met the graffiti artist Rouennais Madkow. It was with Madkow and his brother Sckaro that he made his first frescoes and founded the collective MV3. His participation in various street art festivals and recent exhibitions in Europe and the United States are gradually pushing him towards a career as an international artist.
Ratur (Arthur Maslard) was born in Le Havre, France in 1983.
Growing up he always felt a sense of closeness to nature, a connection that has been the driving force behind his work. At a young age, Ratur began channelling his creativity through drawing and graffiti. Upon finishing his training in graphic design, he turned his focus to canvas and murals.
Sometimes realised with the help of his brother Oscar (Sckaro), his murals depict dynamic staging of bodies and faces whose hyperrealism is amplified by his singular use of colors and brush strokes. His fascination with natural light lends to the sense of reality in his paintings.
On canvas, his extreme attention to details can be found in the drapery work, as well as in the flesh and skin tones. Through the use of Flemish techniques and pastel colors, Ratur follows in the footsteps of Hungarian painter Istvan Sandorfi.
The juxtaposition of classical still life themes mixed with abstract shapes is certainly derived from his training as a graphic designer. Ratur portrays humans faced with a nature in ruin, mythical figures, and symbols of perpetual rebirth. His art challenges us to think anew about nature and all of its beauty.
Ratur has participated in countless mural festivals and art shows all over Europe and the United States.
Explore The MazeJulia Benz | Robert Proch | Ratur | Piet Rodriguez | Vesod 28 Mar - 21 Apr 2019This Spring Maze are proud to present it’s debut Barnes exhibition – EXPLORE THE MAZE, an iconic group exhibition comprising of emerging and established artists from around Europe. The show focuses on a variety of styles and themes from abstract to figurative, from classical to surrealist. For many of the...