KIKO


Le Pianiste


2022
Chinese ink and resin on canvas
150 x 150 cm
Unique


La Passion


2022
Chinese ink, aerosol and resin on canvas
150 x 150 cm
Unique


Collection Chien


2022
Chinese ink, aerosol and resin on canvas
150 x 150 cm
Unique

KiKo_Collection danseuse_2022_Encre de chine, peinture et résine sur toile_120x100cm_47 1:5 x 39 2:5 in_Unique @ Marciano Contemporary

Collection Danseuse


2022
Chinese ink, aerosol and resin on canvas
120 x 100 cm
Unique

KiKo_Collection voiture_2022_Encre de chine, peinture et résine sur toile_120x100cm_47 1:5 x 39 2:5 in_Unique @ Marciano Contemporary

Collection Voiture


2022
Chinese ink, aerosol and resin on canvas
120 x 100 cm
Unique

KiKo_La Plage_2022_Encre de chine, peinture et résine sur toile_120x100cm_47 1:5 x 39 2:5 in_Unique @ Marciano Contemporary

La Plage


2022
Chinese ink, aerosol and resin on canvas
120 x 100 cm
Unique

KiKo_Le Bonheur__2022_Encre de chine, peinture et résine sur toile_195x130cm_76 4:5 × 51 1:5 in_Unique @ Marciano Contemporary

Le Bonheur


2022
Chinese ink and resin on canvas
195 x 130 cm
Unique

KiKo_Marguerite_2022_Encre de chine, peinture et résine sur toile_195x130cm_76 4:5 × 51 1:5 in_Unique @ Marciano Contemporary

Marguerite


2022
Chinese ink, aerosol and resin on canvas
195 x 130 cm
Unique


Ronron


2021
Chinese ink, aerosol and resin on canvas
162 x 130 cm
Unique


Collection ourson


2021
Chinese ink, aerosol and resin on canvas
150 x 150 cm
Unique


La Valise


2021
Chinese ink, aerosol and resin on canvas
100 x 100 cm
Unique


L’Ecolière


2021
Chinese ink and resin on canvas
195 x 130 cm
Unique


Pâquerettes


2021
Chinese ink, aerosol and resin on canvas
120 x 100 cm
Unique


La rêveuse


2021
Chinese ink, aerosol and resin on canvas
150 x 150 cm
Unique


Petit escargot


2021
Chinese ink and resin on canvas
146 x 97 cm
Unique


Le Tricycle


2021
Chinese ink and resin on canvas
150 x 150 cm
Unique

KIKO

BIOGRAPHIE

My artistic quest is to create the sublime emotion that will awaken the child buried in each of us » KiKo

Manuel Fernandez, known as KiKo, is a French self-taught artist born in 1985 in Martigues. His native Provence is inseparable from his work, inspired by Mediterranean colors such as “burning orange”, he takes us to the heart of his childhood.

Childhood is a dominant subject in the production of ‘KiKo’, a symbolic nickname he kept from school. His portrayal of the early years translates innocence, melancholy, recklessness, the youthful memory of a past gone. This theme captivates and fascinates him. Awakening the child who is in each of us, such is the effect sought in each of his paintings.

For KiKo, art should remain a child’s drawing; in the realization until it is comprehension. The Comforting Bear is anchored in this spirit. Toys carry our imaginary escapes, our dreams, our doubts and our innermost secrets. The spontaneity of the gesture manifests the creative urgency, the expression of a mysterious world. The projected painting echoes Urban movement with Pop-Street Art roots. The use of stencils for Kiko is prohibited as each piece is unique and creates a unique emotion.

KiKo questions the childhood stolen by an increasingly invasive consumer society, which he, as an adult, regrets the melancholy of this lost youth. If the resin gives his canvases their characteristic ultra-shine, KiKo reminds us here that the essential is always found under the varnish of appearance: « The most important thing is the inner child, nothing else”.

In few years, the “Kids of KiKo” have become great travelers; from Shanghai to Miami, via Europe, they have conquered all hearts and are the subject of exhibitions in galleries and in Contemporary Art Fairs.

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