For the past fifteen years, the Art market has never done so well! With steadily growing turnover, it has become an attractive investment area, where the purchase of a work of art from a listed artist can quickly pay off. This can be explained in particular by a certain democratization of art, which is less and less reserved to the elite. And cock-a-doodle-doo! France is not left out when it comes to young talents to invest in for years to come. Here is a small overview of the French artists to follow.
– 12 FRENC ARTISTS TO INVEST IN –
– AMOSE –
Amose’s works reveal deconstructed bodies with androgynous and poetic forms. Rather than canvas, he prefers city walls and wood, an element that he can manipulate as he pleases with the collages he creates. We can find his large murals all over the world.
– ANDRÉ –
André is the creator of Mister A, an iconic smiling character who seems to wink at us and which is often represented in pink (a color rarely used in the world of street art). Very present in the Parisian nightlife world, he also collaborates with major brands such as The Kooples and Louis Vuitton. His main motivation: to spread messages of love.
– ANTWAN HORFEE –
Having become a world reference in graffiti, Antwan Horfee’s raw and psychedelic universe intrigues art lovers from all over the world. He is to be found in painting, sculpture, and even in music videos that he animated on his own (“Bone Bame”, by 10LEC6 for Ed Bangers Records, a must-see)!
– CÉSAR PIETTE –
Through his paintings of ultra-smooth figures that seem to be made of plastic, César Piette confronts us with our own bodies and the superficiality that we can sometimes show, wanting to erase the slightest irregularity. César Piette is very appreciated internationally since he has exhibited in the United States as well as in China or in major European cities.
– DRAN –
Originally from Toulouse, Dran is nicknamed “The French Banksy”, need we say more? Using stencils as well as painting or lithography, his provocative and critical works of contemporary society are sold like (expensive) hotcakes.
– INVADER –
It’s hard to miss the invasion of Invader’s 3,870 mosaics, to be found in 79 cities around the world. For Invader, the small iconic video game vessels are the reflection of our digital world which holds such an important place in our daily life. His online shop is often sold out!
– JEAN JULLIEN –
Jean Jullien is a renowned illustrator working internationally. Originally from Nantes, his talent has been greatly appreciated in very prestigious collaborations with the New York Times, Hermès and even Amnesty International. He is a real multifaceted artist which notably designs clothes with Korean Jae Huh, and his giant sculptures in the Jardin des Plantes in Nantes are more than appreciated. We could find works by Jean Jullien sold at auction by the prestigious Sotheby’s.
– JR –
As a true artist of everything, JR has distinguished himself above all as a photographer, visual artist and director: proclaimed “artivist”, JR offers us a reflection and a testimony of our present time, in particular thanks to his black and white photographic collages. He thus upsets the codes of the art world by integrating the public into his works and instilling them into our daily lives (we remember his artistic installation in the Brazilian favelas).
– MIST –
In the world of street art, Mist has become the undisputed master of “wild style” lettering (a controlled entanglement of shapes and letters in the world of graffiti), with its acidic and intense colors that hypnotize the eye. He was able to inspire a whole generation from which street-art culture emerged. On the canvas, the lettering has gradually faded to give way to something more abstract, but the colors and shapes remind us of the street.
– OLIVIER SWIZ –
Olivier Swiz is an artist mixing architecture and geometric shapes within his paintings as well as on the walls of cities. As a committed artist, we remember that two of his auctions helped finance concrete ecological actions in Paris, and that his work “Letters of nobility” was sold for the benefit of the association “SOS Racisme”.
– S.MILDO –
Young artist from Marseilles that started with graffiti, S. MILDO now depicts the energy of the street on large-format canvases. For him, painting is a struggle, and that is why he paints with energy, determination and emotion. His works are a mixture of colors, references, thoughts, movements. A mixture of intuition and spontaneity, resulting in these living paintings in which raw emotions shine through. A promising talent supported by the Jo Yana team. He was sold out at his last show in Tokyo in July 2020!
– TILT –
Like many of the artists featured here, Tilt came from the world of skateboarding and graffiti. Originally from Toulouse, he has made an international name for himself thanks to his trademark, the “bubble letter”, a typography specific to graffiti. He sold out at the last Urban Art Auction in Rennes in March 2020, alongside other prestigious artists such as Banksy and Obey.
– TYRSA –
Over the past ten years, Tyrsa has become THE world reference in typography, working mainly with the most prestigious Parisian advertising agencies (Publicis, BETC Euro RSCG, DDB). His precise and modern visuals and his sense of aesthetics hit the mark every time.