Tilt – Extractions

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We caught up with French artist TILT during his residency at Jardin Rouge in Marrakech, Morrocco, while he was creating his new series called ‘Extractions’ .

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“Extraction is not only about the graffiti’s sacralisation, it is about young people who did not want to stay in front of the T.V. , making nothing. We wanted to act in the street, to be part of the city by a simple gesture … To write our name, to show our existence. I want to tell the story of a generation.” 

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The ‘BA13’  for the ‘Extractions’ series is a reference to the French nickname for 13mm thick plasterboards or drywalls.  Juxtapozing layers and layers of graffiti with spray paint and ink with his secret messages and tags, TILT then deconstructs the pieces into abstract artworks.

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Photo credit: Butterfly