Mascarade

Street Artist, and city Prince

Born in 1988, Alexandre Delaunay alias Mascarade is a painter who lives and works in Le Havre. He started painting in 2000, secretly on the walls in the streets. Mascarade now works almost exclusively in its workshop-gallery created in 2015, however it responds to many orders to illuminate the public space with its talents, and participates in community projects to educate the youngest to art.

After three years spent at the Ecole d’Art du Havre, at the gates of the diploma, not feeling in phase with the contemporary artistic creation that was put forward, Mascarade decides to leave the school. Also, on the occasion of the Biennale in 2016, he illegally painted his emblematic character “Super Masquerade” on the Volcano, the emblematic scene of Le Havre. This act of denunciation made him known nationally.

Street art as Mascarade has known it has not always been the object of private or public commissions, working all day long in the eyes of all. Indeed, in his early days, eagerness, adrenaline and the fear of getting caught were both the main constraint and the driving force behind the young artist’s creation. These strong sensations, he still transcribes them today in his drawings and canvases in his studio.

His work is marked by the influence of artists who fascinate him. Among them Keith Haring, Fernand Léger, Jean Dubuffet and Henri Matisse.

However, his true identity lies in his fascination with masks from all walks of life, which leave only the eyes as the only reflection of the soul.

Latest Exhibitions

2019 | International Contemporary Art Fair | Mulhouse
2019 | Collective Exhibition, Mermoz Gallery | Cabourg
2019 | Collective Exhibition, Galerie Hamon | Le Havre
2019 | Salon International d’Art Contemporain | Deauville
2019 | Collective Exhibition, Galerie Hamon | Le Havre
2019 | Solo Exhibition “Coup de Théâtre” | Hôtel de Ville du Havre
2018 | Solo Exhibition, Galerie Hamon | Le Havre
2018 | International Contemporary Art Fair | Paris

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