lives and works in Paris
, whom's real name is Sebastien Feraut, is one of those artists with multiple fields of investigation, who is, as result present everywhere. And this is for the best as we keep on asking for more.
Sebastien Feraut a.k.a Niark1
, born in 1975 is a graphic designer, illustrator and fine artist. Widely recognized in the design world for his commercial work, Niark1
’s creations are hard to miss. Niark1
' signature style is unique and can instantly be recognized in a variety of projects ranging from commissions for communication agencies, streetwear clothing, to music labels and toy production.
Apart from his successful commercial career, Niark1
is a up and coming fine artist, who has exhibited his works in Copenhagen and Paris. Working primarily with acrylics, Niark1
’s application of paint and the method he uses to define his surfaces is also unique. Similar to collage, Niark1
uses a method of layering, cutting and pasting strips of newspaper onto canvas and then piling them with layers of paint to give the canvases their desired depth. The result is a work so full of information that you can just keep on looking and never get bored. Just when you think you saw it all, in a hidden corner, you notice some new. Their infinite nature hypnotises as there is always space for new discoveries.
With a multitude of inspirations, ranging from all kinds of music to create, to 80s horror films, David Lynch, Hayao Miyazaki animations, Francis Bacon, Basquiat, Constructivism, Cubism, graffiti and street art, subcultures, the list is endless, Niark1
’s work reflects the pop surrealism of the Low Brow Movement.