Overview

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.

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Biography

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's figurative work questions the relationships between artists from graffiti and the great classical pictorial genres.  His European influences revolve around classical painting, graphic design and graffiti.  He portrays characters in a contemporary way, who with their faces often obscured seem to want to remain anonymous.  Despite his realistic approach he does not try to reproduce the reality and plays with different graphic treatments according to the plans or depth of field. The hand, always omnipresent in his works, often allows us to situate the context of the artwork and tells us what are the intentions or situation of the character.

 

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