MONK.E: Artist


French-Canadian born in the province of Quebec, Monk-e is a self-taught visionary urban artist, multilingual poet and globe-trotter. Rooted in the world of graffiti and contemporary urban art since 1996, he renamed his art form under the term Calligraffiti Alchimographic. Painting, exhibiting and publishing visual art and music all over the world allowed him to accumulate an encyclopedia of technics from various collaborators. For him teaching and inspiring diverse populations is a central mission in the production of art. The action of painting remains the perfect dialogue between the empty wall and himself, between the painted wall and the viewers, between the viewers and their society.

Calligraffiti alchimiographic is a visual art philosophy that combines various ancient aesthetics with the modern technics of contemporary urban art and modern calligraphy. The metaphorical spiritual approach of alchemy is used to transmute the ugly and rejected part of one self and society into a valuable and beautiful artistic expression.