Painter & Graffiti artist

ONEMIZER

Cyril Valade, known as Onemizer, is an artist born in 1987 in France. He grew up in Africa where his passion for art developed. After returning to France, he became familiar with the Parisian graffiti. 

Graffiti is omnipresent in the Parisian landscape, including the subway and freeway. He considers the Parisian subway as a graffiti museum. He realized the evocative power of street art by meeting several graffiti artists. He produces graffiti in vacant lots and on patined walls. 

He began to experiment with portraits and drawings during his collaboration with Galerie Montmartre. His artistic language combines graffiti and images. The artist takes advantage of his collaboration with Galerie Montmartre to try his hand at portraits and drawings. Reconnecting with his first love, Onemizer brilliantly mixes graffiti and image, thus creating a universe of his own.

Signature

A visual experience

Onemizer created a large panel depicting various artistic styles, which inevitably includes the graffiti art movement.

He uses several types of materials, such as spray paint, stencils, and brushes. Onemizer is also influenced by pop artists, such as Warhol.

I also like to divert collective memory, or my childhood memory, and bring it up to date. I love to bring back buried memories. If I can open the door of someone's mind, if only one person, I would be happy.

Cyril Valade, alias Onemizer, for Confidences d'Artistes

His dream

The street at home

Onimizer would dream that graffiti could be perceived as a source of inspiration.

According to him, the way people look at street graffiti hasn't really changed: ' People love frescoes, it's true but real black chrome graffiti is no more popular than before. For me, however, this is the very essence of graffiti.' He is thrilled when he sees graffiti art at galleries because collectors can bring such pieces to their homes.