Tuesday, 19 May 2015

The Strange Lines of Horfee!

I've been getting eyegasims over the work of French artist Horfee for a while now. His style blurs the line between graffiti, illustration and animation. His work holds an animated quality and is reminiscent of some classic 70s & 80s claymation cartoons, think Trapdoor and the like. I discovered his work on instagram and was blown away by his use of line and colour, taking a vastly different approach to the traditional letter styles of his contemporaries and instead going off in his own abstract direction. One of the few artists I could compare Horfee to is Bristol graff master Eko who's fine art work shares a similar quality but still veers off in its own way, you can see some of his work here

"Horfee’s artistic past straddles both the official and the illicit. He studied at the school of fine arts in his hometown of Paris and he painted graffiti. Seamlessly moving between media, Horfee’s style is inspired by everything from European abstract painting to homemade tattoos, vintage animations and underground comics. Whether completing a piece in public outside or painting on canvas or sculpting, Horfee retains a signature style marked by powerful, vibrant color and loose edges. Proudly displaying their flaws instead of hiding them, Horfee’s works neatly blur boundaries between street culture and the restrictions of fine art." From
the DrawALine blog here.

You can check out some pics below which I pulled from Horfee's facebook page here and if your into zines you can still get a copy of Oz here, but be quick!