KASHINK

KASHINK
KASHINK is an international artist from Paris, France, and one of the few very active female artists in the urban art scene. Defying and defacing the system comes naturally to her. Drawing two thin lines above her lips, like a John Waters moustache everyday for the past 3 years, she also considers herself a performer. She challenges the absurdity of aesthetic codes in her work as well as in her everyday life, and developped the concept of « funtivism ». The four eyed characters she paints are humanoids whose gender and ethnicity are to be interpreted by the audience, therefore questioning stereotypes and our vision of identity. KASHINK’s work is inspired from narrative figuration, she puts her characters in situations where they’re confronting us in a fun yet disturbing way, in reaction to her environment. Whether she’s painting cakes around the world in support of same sex marriage in response to France’s protests against it, walls for Amnesty International’s « My Body My Rights » campaign, or in reaction to the terrorist attacks in Paris, the messages in KASHINK’s work are strong and visible. For the past 3 years, she’s been developing her work on photos and films, and has shown her work in international galleries. She was in the list of the 10 best women artist in the Huffington Post in 2014 and on Artnet.com in 2016.