ABOUT

OVERVIEW :

Established in 2015 in London U.K., Contraband is a movement about street-culture and fine-art. From walls and streets and now seen all around the world by chapters,"C." is not just a symbol, Contraband is about respect the artistic integrity of those like who continue to push boundaries and break rules with their art, and inspire the world.

We endeavoured to highlight the work of the ones who are a part of today's culture.

 

FOUNDER :

Brice Gelot is a self-taught visual contemporary artist, born in 1985 in the city of Dijon (France).
His work primarily recognized for his paintings and sculptures by evolving the contrast of black and white. His work focuses on exploring the dark side of life mixing vanitas and calligraphy script style of lettering, it serves to remind us of our own mortality, our own mistakes and failures of the inevitable transformation of life into death, because remember “memento mori”.

He currently lives and works in London, UK where is located his studio.

Brice Gelot in his studio, London, UK - 2019

 

CV :

2019

Solo shows :
N/A

Group shows :
Artbox projects Zurich 1.0 - Swiss Art Expo - Zurich, SWITZERLAND
Dronica 10th - St Matthias Church - London, UK
Notions Transitions Windows - Many Hands Studios - London, UK 

Special projects :
AK-47 White Edition (make art, stop war) - London, UK

 

 

2018

Group shows :
Parallax Chelsea - Chelsea town hall - London, UK
Parallax Kensington - Kensington town hall - London, UK
Artbox projects New York 1.0 - Stricoff Gallery - New York, USA

Special projects :
Riot (make art, stop war) - London, UK
Chloe Rona "I don't think I love you" (ft. music video) - London, UK
Many Hands Studios x Love (mural) - London, UK 
Heavn "High" (ft. music video) - London, UK
AK-47 Black Edition (make art, stop war) - London, UK
Warchild UK (foundraising) - London, UK
Alexandre Tartarin x Contraband. (collaboration) - Dijon, FRANCE