Each week, HIYA Gallery looks back on the history of art and more precisely on the history of street art and its associated movements. We try to highlight the pioneers of this movement who have become legends, the mythical works that have left their mark in the history of street art, as well as important cultural events concerning the development of street art and graffiti, such as books rare or cult, exhibitions making reference in the history of the movement, films and other events.
We believe that in order to understand and feel the art of our time, we must constantly learn where it came from and what its roots are. That is why, alongside the representation and promotion of artists, we want to share with you knowledge about the history of street art.
JAYONE, Born in 1966 in Guadeloupe, Jacky Ramier aka JAYONE is one of the first artists to do graffiti in France, he is nicknamed the Black Picasso. He started playing with bombs in 1983 and founded the famous BBC (Bad Boy Crew) in Paris with Ash and SKKI, a crew which would be considered as the forerunner of the graffiti movement in Europe.
JAYONE mixes painting, street art, video installations and music. He refuses to put frames on his photos - referring to the importance of breaking free from any kind of labeling or limitation. His dreamlike and sweet creations, mixed with a powerful tradition of graffiti, place his art in a line of serious and strong creations socially and politically conscious - preserving a fresh and exotic touch about it.