Born in 1980, Native is gradually becoming one of the most talented draughtsmen of his generation. In the recent years his reputation has surpassed the graffiti movement to contaminate the wold of illustration and comics. A simple look at his work suffices to grasp the rhythmic and musical potential of his lines. Whether on a comic page or a large-scale mural the two approaches nourish each other in a dialogue with a visual vocabulary that gets dramatically richer over time.
Born in Nigeria, Native immigrated to Brooklyn NY as a child and has lived in places like Tel Aviv Israel and Cairo Egypt. He has been a part of avant-garde crews like YMI New York and 1984 Paris and has been a regular feature in the Paris comic and Street Art world for the past few years.
His past publications include:
The Sessions 2007 (publisher DRAGO Italy)
Arabesque 2009 (publisher Gelstaten Germany)
Jean Senac 2012 with Maximilien Le Roy and Zephyr
Very excitingly, his upcoming works include:
Angela! With Angela Davis and Maximilien le Roy
That’s it folks! Native is the last of our five member judging panel and we absolutely LOVE his work.