French artist Charles Ballery, known as Block513, lives between Paris, Brittany and London.
The starting point of his plastic and pictorial work has been found through his research around his “worms".
Coming from the Celtic and Scandinavian cultures of the Korrigans, Elves and Troles, the “Worms” of Block513 form a graphic universe populated by funny and mischievous little characters. From his fantastic and supernatural little beings, the artist creates an original form of typography. He researches and renews his approach and his expression of the line, of the rhythm of the line and thus codifies a new form of writing. He seeks the border between the readable and the illegible, methodically pursuing his work towards abstraction and minimalism. He is particularly drawn to the idea of creating a pictorial language, which strikes the right balance between form, act and intention. A play of endless variations of optical art and the different movements of abstract art.
Today the "Worms" invade our daily lives. Block513 likes to intervene both outdoors and indoors with murals as well as on objects: skateboards, sports shoes, pottery, jerry cans, …. Everyday objects that he rehabilitates in the form of sculpture so that they become a work of art. Designer and painter Block513 has notably created a series of works on banknotes "Art is Money / Money is Art". He likes to stick his tickets on the public highway: London, Paris, ….
To date Block513 has participated in several official and charitable auctions in France and Italy and is represented in several galleries in Europe.
He is presented by Sayato since 2021.
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