Thomas Dartigues aka Decktwo is a Paris City-based artist. He graduated from the Ecole Supérieure de l’Image in Poitiers. Graffiti artist with strong bases in drawing, he has let go spray cans and mixed his two practices to create large-scale artworks with markers. The minimalism of his practice in black and white gives place to a profusion of elements within his murals and drawings of large dimensions. His work is meticulous and thoughtful, the closer one gets, the more profound it is. Always in search for dynamics and movement, he likes to shake the notions of scales and frames to create a world in which we can immerge ourselves.
In 2006, he’s been chosen to paint the walls of the entire Arums Gallery, in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris. Since then his talent has traveled all around the world and he’s performed live paintings, from Tokyo to New York through Geneva. He works with brands like Asics, Cartier, Casio, Ford, Guerlain, L’Oréal, Lancôme, Louis Vuitton, New Balance, Renault, Vilebrequin, etc. His paintings and drawings receive an international growing interest from private collections.
2017 | Puvis de Chavannes Prize
2017 | Gold Medal, Salon des Beaux Arts, Sections Painting & Drawing
2015 | Winner of Secret Walls x Paris