Pablo Tomek was born in 1988 in Paris. Originating in graffiti, which he practises experimentally and illegally with his group PAL the French artist is surrounded in a aura of mystery. His first experiences with art took place outside of art academies, but in the street as a self-taught graffiti artist. In the studio, the artist has taken his practice further: he now examines the bonds between the heritage of graffiti and abstract expressionistic painting, while also misappropriating the techniques and aesthetics of manual work with a thought provoking and poignant practice which includes painting, murals, experimental publications and installations.
Pablo Tomek’s work has been presented at several solo and group shows at Ruttkovski68 Gallery (Cologne, 2018), Galerie Christophe Gaillard (Paris, 2018), Nevven Gallery (Gothenburg, 2017), Mini Galerie (Amsterdam, 2016), HLM (Marseille, 2015), Frac Nord — Pas de Calais (Dunkerque, 2014) and Galerie du Jour Agnès B. (Paris, 2013). In 2016 he was invited to work on a public project of Le Palais de Tokyo (Public Works) and his first monograph has been published by Classic Paris in January 2017.