Born in the 1980s in Southern France, GRIS1 found his calling for art on a school desk in 1996. He initially dabbled on highway walls, armed with spray paint and conscious that this was not just about painting, but also an attitude stipulated by the rules and honor code of the graffiti scene.
Two decades and thousands of liters of paint later, GRIS1 has left behind colored spaces and monumental frescoes across several continents.
His recognizable style, a combination of illustration, old school graffiti, and vectors, oscillates between childishness and lucidity in the present world. GRIS1 works both independently and with the French graffiti crew Da Mental Vaporz (DMV).