An Introduction to Some of Distassi Art’s Favourite Ones to Watch. Featuring Rose Madone, Endless, Malik Roberts, Bertrand Fournier, Justin Aversano and the Legendary Stik.
1. Rose Madone
Born in 1993, the French painter has rapidly emerged as one of the most exciting young talents in Europe. Now based in Barcelona, Madone’s work exudes emotion; her bold minimalist style lends itself to raw expression. Poetic and full of symbolism, her pieces provoke thought. We have followed Rose’s career with interest, as she continues to impress and evolve - exploring new styles and subjects.
A provocative purveyor of distinct street art, Endless is making a name for himself through his unique brand of social commentary. The UK based talent made a name for himself initially by using London’s walls as his canvas; using paint to remark on our fealty to consumption and brands. The buzz surrounding Endless’ impressive works, most notably ‘Lizzy Vuitton’ and ‘Chapel Nature’, has carried him onto the walls of galleries and celebrity homes - with iconic brands also seeking collaborations.
3. Malik Roberts
Brooklyn native Malik Roberts, born 1990, is a multimedia artist who has a distinctive style - rooted in breaking down portraits and remaking them in his vision. Roberts’ pieces often draw on familiar, contemporary subjects - reflecting them in a visual world that drapes the every day in farce. His joyously engaging art has travelled all the way to the Vatican City, where Roberts presented his work ‘Crucifixion of a Blk Man’ to The Pope in person; it is now housed in the archive of The Vatican.
4. Bertrand Fournier
French autodidact Bertrand Fournier has only been exhibiting since 2017, despite this he has gained significant critical and commercial success. In a relatively short space of time, Fournier has amassed a following through his bright, geometric style; drawing the viewer into a world that is both naive and rich. Filled with abstraction, the minimalist works are refreshingly positive; exploring the interplay between art’s most fundamental building blocks - colour and form. His debut UK exhibition took place at the Delphian Gallery in Hoxton this month, we are sure that many more will follow.
5. Justin Aversano
New York based photographer and curator Justin Aversano, born 1992, studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He graduated with a focus on photography and dived head first into the creative community; The Co-Founder and Creative Director of Save Art Space, Aversano has put on exhibitions from Brooklyn to Manhattan. His recent project ‘Twin Flames’ saw Aversano photograph 100 sets of twins, creating a collection of thought provoking portraits. For the East Coast native, the project sought to explore notions of fate, genetics, time and the ‘magic of biology’, through the unique lens of twindom.
Street artist Stik is a favourite amongst street art fans and gallery goers alike; he began by painting socially conscious murals across his hometown borough of Hackney, East London - where many of his most well-known works can still be seen. A tireless representative of the community, Stik has collaborated with hospitals, homeless shelters and other social projects - grounding his art in positive action. His style was partly influenced by a year he spent in Japan, where he learnt to express emotion in shorthand through kanji. Mostly self-funded, the Londoner has seen his unique stick figures make their way into the homes of Elton John and Bono, whilst selling at Christie’s for five-figure sums. Regardless of the commercial success, Stik sees himself primarily as a street artist, a mouthpiece for the communities he cares for.
The D'Stassi Art team.