TANC "A spontaneous and unusual artist"
About Tanc:Born in Paris in 1979. Tanc lives and works in Paris. Above all, his works are striking for their intensity, musicality and the vibration of light and materials. The artist's action, energy and emotion touch the viewer in the most sensual, intimate and immediate way. Tanc has exhibited all over the world. What sets him apart is the uniqueness of his style, a characteristic that becomes clearer when you learn that Tanc grew up with graffiti. He believes that street art is ephemeral, and that the action is more important than the result. For him, "being an artist is a way of life", with total commitment and absolute integrity. In the early 2000s, he concentrated on studio work, and immediately set himself apart from traditional graffiti artists with his line-based work. A search for synthesis. First his name, then tags in general, then people, music, and finally his favorite subject: life. Essentially line-based, his work doesn't strive for perfection, but rather for spontaneity. It's the state he's in that defines his density and rigor. His heartbeat drives his arm like a metronome, and he mustn't try to control this flow, just to understand the composition he brings into being, balancing between his conscious and unconscious. He composes his music and his paintings spontaneously. Dense or light, rigorous or unstructured, Tanc doesn't play, he lives his art. He signs his Tanc canvases in the same way he's been tagging walls since he was a teenager. This discipline is first and foremost an instinctive outlet for his need to express himself: he reclaims urban space by forcefully shouting his name to the city. Soon, the letters disappeared and Tanc embarked on an abstract formal quest. By concentrating his work on line and color, he renews classical pictorial research by confronting it with the primary vivacity of street art: preponderance of action, perfection of gesture, acceptance of randomness and expression of a strong singularity.