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123klan creative studio scien klor montreal

STYLE IS THE MESSAGE !

Based in Montréal, Canada, since 2007, 123KLAN is a graffiti crew founded by the French duo Scien and Mrs Klor in 1992. Tireless, effervescent and often ironic creative force, Scien and Klor have been doing their art for two decades in the hip hop galaxie and well beyond.

Multidisciplinary,  The 123KLAN style is declined in several branches of knowledge:

Graffiti art: production of canvas, walls, exhibitions worldwide.
– The creative studio: Studio graphics and branding.
Streetwear: BANDIT1SM x 123KLAN

Influenced by the various 90’s graffiti art expressed in Europe and New York, 123KLAN crafted an hybrid style that gained them swift recognition. They defined around this time a new language that transcended all the graffiti “schools”. their first works were enrichedby huge, sharped-angled letters in acid colors and characters with futuristic manga features pose alongside experimental type.

Members of 123klan invade the web in 2001 like vandals as a new surface to be painted, They mix graffiti art and graphic design , using this platform as a real tool for creation, expression and dissemination. If the graffiti school instilled in them technical rigour and an acute feel for construction,

computer technology opened up new realms of expression.

123KLAN are the precursors of this style that mixes graffiti art and graphic design, it gives rise to a new synthesis which their motto says: “123KLAN: when street knowledge meets technology, and graffiti art melts with with graphic design.”

By shifting the boundaries of their two favorite disciplines,123KLAN have advanced the graffiti aesthetics and infused a healthy dose of new ideas into current graphic design. Far from confining themselves to urban walls with the aerosol, the vector allows them to land on multiple medias, everything goes; record sleeve, posters, stickers, toy design, posters, skateboards, canvas, shoes, T-shirts.

 

 

It was after working for the leading brands of streetwear, that Scien and Klor  created their own brand in 2007. BANDIT1SM true laboratory initially, the development of the latter allows them to obtain financial freedom, giving free rein to their creatvity.

 

If there was a qualifier to 123KLAN style, it would probably be “hectic” because their work is anything but static, and displays an almost violent vibrancy: each piece is a jewel  fashioned with extremely taut lines, in which the flat blocks of colors are sharp as razor blades. Hectic, work is also in its state of  perpetual renewal: the many exhibitions and conferences dedicated to their art are all platforms where the duo demonstrates his creative vivacity.

 

Among others, they exhibited in: Brussels, Berlin, Honolulu, Lisbon, Los Angeles, Marrakech, Mexico City, Moscow, New York, Paris, Rio, Sao Paulo, San Francisco, Sydney, Singapore, Tokyo and Zurich.

The 123KLAN also show a mind-boggling flair recycle the gimmicks of an ever-changing  pop culture that they interpret on their own way, sprinkled with hip hop  Reference, sarcasm, or self-deprecating.  Indeed, Scien likes to compare his work to that of a DJ mixing a multitude of samples to cut a track.

 

As bona fide contemporary Pop artists, Scien and Klor are following in the steps of  Arman, Villeglé and other Lichtenstein: one the one hand, their systematic accumulation of current graphic signs, lettering or logostype calls to mind reminiscent of the aesthetics agenda of pop art artists, on the other hand their loans to Japanese cartoons, north American 's mascots, undeniably evoke the exaltation of a mass culture which they soak up and echo with complicitous nods.

Industrial or semi-industrial reproduction of their work whether on posters, or through their clothing brand BANDIT1$M  on t-shirt, underscore their kinship with one of the most important artistic movements of the twentieth century.

 

For any inquiries, please send an email to: info@123klan.com

Exhibitions

2016:

- underpressure XXI Aout 2016, Montreal

- Pow wow Long Beach 

- 1Am Gallery, San Francisco, april 24th.

- The HUB, Paris, 15 rue Montorgueil, February 11st

2015:

- Shine ” Morean Arts Center, St Petersburg, Florida, U.S.A

- Violent by design . Stay Gallery, Downey, CA, U.S.A 

- Screaming Hand, the seventh Letter Gallery, Fairfax, Los angeles, CA, U.S.

- Street Ahead, Vivid -Sydney, sydney, Australia

2014:

Pow wow Hawaii, Honolulu art Museum, Hi, U.S.A

Station16 Gallery, Montreal, Qc, Canada

Urban art Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany

Montana Gallery, Barcelona.

All City Style, New York City, Ny, U.S.A

Jardin rouge, Marrakech, Maroc

Scope, New York, Ny, U.S.A 

2013:

Pow wow Hawaii, Honolulu art Museum, Hi, U.S.A

– From Lines Into Abstraction” Yves Laroche, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

– Warsteiner Exhibition, Berlin, Germany 

Artrua, Rio, Brazil.

 2012:

Pow wow Hawaii, Honolulu art Museum, Hi, U.S.A

123KLAN 20th anniversary, Bushwick,New York, NY, U.S.A

Trimarchi, Mar del Plata, argentina.

The End, Cancun, Mexico

Pixel show, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

 2011:

Pow wow Hawaii, Honolulu art Museum, Hi, U.S.A

Faces and Laces, Moscow, Russia.

Gamma proforma, London, Uk

Against the Grain, 1Am Gallery, San Fransisco, U.S.A

– UrbanArt – Graffiti 21,New York, Paris, Berlin, Völklingen

BRONX, Singapore, singapore

Sudala, Tijuna, Mexico 

 2010:

Nike Store opening exhibition, Mexico City, Mexico

Agnesb, Paris, France

Agnes b, New York, NY, U.S.A

 2009:

- Blood Sweat Vector, London, Uk

 2008:

- Agnes b Paris

- Agnes b NYC

 2007:

- Remix, Tapei, Taiwan.

- Plural form, Grand Canaria

- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 2005:

- K31 Gallery, Lahr, Germany

- Wordless, Zurich, Suisse

 2004:

- 123KLAN Europe tour Exhibition,

-Paris,

-Toulouse,

-London,

-Amsterdam,

-Lisboa,

-Barcelone,

-Bruxelles,

-Zurich,

-Luxembourg …

 2003:

Kitchen 93, Bagnolet, France

Lazy Dog, Paris, France

Semi-permanent, included Shepard Fairey, 123Klan, Banksy,

Sydney, Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basé à Montréal en 2007, 123KLAN est avant tout un crew de « graffiti writers » fondé en 1992 par le duo Français Scien et Mrs Klor.

Créatifs inlassables et bouillonnants, souvent ironiques, Scien et Klor sévissent depuis plus de deux décennies dans l’univers du sportwear et streetwear. En plus d’être reconnus dans le monde entier dans la scène du Graffiti, Scien et Klor dirigent leur propre studio de création 123KLAN, offrant des designs audacieux et originaux aux meilleures marques à travers le monde. (Adidas, Nike, Stussy, Neff, LRG, Dissizit, Mishka, Converse, Hurley, Reebok pour n’en citer que quelques unes …)

“123KLAN: when street knowledge meets technology, and graffiti art melts with with graphic design.”

Aujourd’hui, Scien et Klor se concentrent principalement sur leur marque de streetwear appellée avec ironie BANDIT-1$M, reflétant leur style unique, mais surtout leur état d’esprit dans sa forme la plus pure.

 Ils collaborent et signent toujours des collections pour différentes marques, continuent de peindre de grandes fresques, donnent des conférences pour partager leurs compétences et leur état d’esprit dans le monde entier.

 

“ Nous sommes stupide comme Ghandi, drôle comme Public Enemy, beau comme Stephen Hawking, intelligent comme David Hasselhof, chaud comme Jackie Stallone, morts comme Yoda, plus frais que LL Cool J, intelligent comme Sarah Palin, égoïste comme le Dalaï Lama, qualifiée comme Snooki , libre comme Arnold Shwarzenegger et dangereux comme E.T

Multidisciplinaires, le style 123KLAN se décline sous plusieurs branches de savoir-faire:

- le graffiti art : réalisation de toiles, de murs, d’ expositions, de conférence à travers le monde.

  • - studio de création: Studio de graphisme et de branding.

- Marque de Streetwear: BANDIT1SM x 123KLAN

 

Pour toute information supplémentaire contactez: info@123klan.com

Expositions

2016:

- 1Am Gallery, San Francisco, 24 avril

- The HUB, Paris, 15 rue Montorgueil, 11 Fevrier

2015:

- Shine ” Morean Arts Center, St Petersburg, Florida, U.S.A

- Violent by design . Stay Gallery, Downey, CA, U.S.A 

- Screaming Hand, the seventh Letter Gallery, Fairfax, Los angeles, CA, U.S.

- Street Ahead, Vivid -Sydney, sydney, Australia

2014:

Pow wow Hawaii, Honolulu art Museum, Hi, U.S.A

Station16 Gallery, Montreal, Qc, Canada

Urban art Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany

Montana Gallery, Barcelona.

All City Style, New York City, Ny, U.S.A

Jardin rouge, Marrakech, Maroc

Scope, New York, Ny, U.S.A 

 2013:

Pow wow Hawaii, Honolulu art Museum, Hi, U.S.A

– From Lines Into Abstraction” Yves Laroche, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

– Warsteiner Exhibition, Berlin, Germany 

Artrua, Rio, Brazil.

 2012:

Pow wow Hawaii, Honolulu art Museum, Hi, U.S.A

123KLAN 20th anniversary, Bushwick,New York, NY, U.S.A

Trimarchi, Mar del Plata, argentina.

The End, Cancun, Mexico

Pixel show, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

 2011:

Pow wow Hawaii, Honolulu art Museum, Hi, U.S.A

Faces and Laces, Moscow, Russia.

Gamma proforma, London, Uk

Against the Grain, 1Am Gallery, San Fransisco, U.S.A

– UrbanArt – Graffiti 21,New York, Paris, Berlin, Völklingen

BRONX, Singapore, singapore

Sudala, Tijuna, Mexico 

 2010:

Nike Store opening exhibition, Mexico City, Mexico

Agnesb, Paris, France

Agnes b, New York, NY, U.S.A

 2009:

- Blood Sweat Vector, London, Uk

 2008:

- Agnes b Paris

- Agnes b NYC

 2007:

- Remix, Tapei, Taiwan.

- Plural form, Grand Canaria

- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 2005:

- K31 Gallery, Lahr, Germany

- Wordless, Zurich, Suisse

 2004:

- 123KLAN Europe tour Exhibition,

-Paris,

-Toulouse,

-London,

-Amsterdam,

-Lisboa,

-Barcelone,

-Bruxelles,

-Zurich,

-Luxembourg …

 2003:

Kitchen 93, Bagnolet, France

Lazy Dog, Paris, France

Semi-permanent, Groupe show: Shepard Fairey, 123Klan, Banksy,

Sydney, Australia