Ratur (France)

International Artist

Ratur (France)

International Artist

Ratur (Arthur Maslard) was born in Le Havre, France in 1983.  He is a painter, graffiti artist, graphic designer and a muralist.  His participation in various street art festivals and exhibitions in Europe and the United States is gradually pushing him towards an international career, along with his brother Sckaro (also represented by 19 Karen), whom he collaborates and exhibits with frequently.

The hyper realistic work of Ratur examines the relationship between graffiti and the old ‘traditional’ masters. His influences include classic painting, graphic design and graffiti and you can see traces of each in his work. His characters, who always seem to want to remain anonymous, are depicted in a very contemporary way. Despite his realistic approach, he does not seek to reproduce reality.

 

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BIOGRAPHY

Ratur was born in Le Havre, France in 1983. Attracted by drawing and graphic arts, in 2001 he attended a visual communication school, where he met graffiti artist Madkow. A few months later, the two paint their first mural and found the MV3 collective with Ratur’s younger brother Sckaro.

Freelancing since 2007, Ratur works primarily in graphic design and illustration, but never dropped sprays and brushes. His participation in various street art festivals and exhibitions in Europe and the United States is gradually pushing him towards an international career.

The hyper realistic work of Ratur examines the relationship between graffiti and old masters. His European influences revolve around classic painting, graphic design and graffiti. His characters, who always seem to want to remain anonymous, are depicted in a very contemporary way. Despite his realistic approach, he does not seek to reproduce reality and plays with different graphic treatments on successive planes and the depth of field. The hand, omnipresent in his work, often provides context and tells us more about the character’s intentions.

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO/DUO EXHIBITIONS

2018 Lightened Souls – (Duo Show with Ratur), Kirk Gallery, Aalborg DENMARK
2018 Be Kind, Rewind (Duo Show with Sckaro) , GCA Gallery, Paris FRANCE
2017 Vertigo (with Sckaro), Galerie 42b, Paris FRANCE
2016 Tourist (with Sckaro), First Amendment, San Francisco USA
2016 Breaking Dimensions, C.A.V.E. Gallery, Venice USA
2015 Catch Me if You Can (with Sckaro), 1AM Gallery, San Francisco USA
2014 Becoming Lucid, 1AM Gallery, San Francisco USA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS/FESTIVALS

2018 North Art Fair with Kirk Gallery, Aalborg DENMARK
2018 In & Out, Art en ville, Paris FRANCE
2018 On The Move, Kirk Gallery, Aalborg DENMARK
2018 Wall Mural, K-Live Festival, Sete FRANCE
2018 Wall Mural, Art en ville, Paris FRANCE
2017 Mister Freeze, Urban Contemporary Art & Graffiti, Toulouse FRANCE
2017 Souvenir De Plage, Galerie 42b, Paris FRANCE
2016 No Title, Galerie 42b, Paris FRANCE
2016 No Title, BASH Gallery, Las Vegas USA
2016 4th Annual 12×12 Show, Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco USA
2016 3rd Annual POW! WOW! – “Exploring The New Contemporary Movement”, Honolulu Museum of Art School curated by Thinkspace Gallery, Honolulu USA
2015 La collective de Noël, Montana Galerie, Montpellier, FRANCE
2015 Lucky 7 Anniversary Show, C.A.V.E. Gallery, Venice USA
2015 1AM Revolution, 1AM Gallery, San Francisco USA
2014 Honey, I Shrunk The Streets, 1AM Gallery, San Francisco USA
2014 Spring Art Collection, 1AM Gallery, San Francisco USA

PUBLICATIONS

2016 Le Guide de L’Art Contemporain Urbain

 

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