The artist Mr.Oreke discovered the pictorial arts through the practice of graffiti, in the early 2000s. With the help of his paint bombs, he began by painting the walls of his colored drawings before extending his painting. gesture on the canvas support. Realizing his works in a style resolutely turned towards abstraction, the painter goes, a few years later, to insert male and female portraits, conceived by means of stencils.
This integration of the human figure, the artist owes the New York painter Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) which he admires the portraits.
Mr.Oreke's signature lies in his funds, which he works mainly with aerosol, like graffiti. Once the canvas covered with projected paint, the artist comes to mix ink, acrylic, and sometimes various items such as banknotes for example. His characters then complete the ensemble and thus, perfect the story often humorous, that the painter wanted to tell.
Qualified by the artist of "Street Pop Art", his style is resolutely contemporary, imbued with energy and fantasy. Always colorful, Mr.Oreke's graphic compositions are inspired by both the artistic style developed by the initiators of the Pop Art movement and the aesthetics of the American comics of the 50s and 60s. The regular use of the coulures, the The importance given to typographic characters and the punctual insertion of collages amplify the dynamism of his works and affirm the comic aspect of his productions.
Texte by Clémentine Davin
Official website: https://www.mroreke.fr/