Gris 1 put on a significant exhibition at Gallery At Down in MONTPELLIER France. The solo exhibition contained numerous mix media pieces some paintings and a intense installation. The installation is remarkable, building a miniature neighborhood with trains, figures, and graffiti. The miniature city is painted in a white washed palette with touches of color brightening its landscape. The title of the piece “Let the Colors Shine” alludes to the placement of the color in the city coming from the graffiti that is painted on the replica walls and trains. A well rounded exhibition from Gris 1 of the Da Mental Vaporz crew utilizing his skills to create not only an exhibition of new work, but an environment that captures the artists’ history as a graffiti artist. Get down to Gallery At Down and see the exhibition for yourself.



Date: 13 December 2013 to 1 February 2014
Opening Thursday, December 12th at 18h in the presence of the artist.

– Presentation of the artist:

Hyperactive and constantly creative research , aka Gris 1 is difficult to categorize .

Born in the south of France in the 80s , his vocation for art, he found on the banks of the college in 1996.

At first , he tried on the walls of highway , armed with spray, incorporating right away that this is not only painting but also a way of life , because of codes and rules dictated by the graffiti . 15 years later , it’s gallons spilled on brick color , blinds, mobile. to form flops, colorful pieces and monumental frescoes on several continents. From festivals to exhibitions , it exports its passion and its name. Its great idea to fund ceasing to dictate actions and concepts , control many tools made ​​him a recognized member of the French and European scene. Graphic designer by training, he pushes the rules and codes of Graffiti by the originality of its parts. If personal identity is built through its productions to typography “Home Made” and recognizable style that combines illustration , throw-up and vector button , his works range from childishness and insight on the world today .

Member of Da Mental Vaporz group , he maintains his passion by making huge frescoes and increasingly innovative and fun collective canvases. Since 2005 , members of the Crew have to their credit many creations , whether walls, exhibitions or in-situ facilities and are constantly amazed by the ability they have to mix their personal styles to make a unique collective production ever more surprising. Now resident in Lyon , Gris 1 run several projects , both individual and collective whether gallery or in the street.