XB_R_ hides and shuts himself away because for him it is more important for people to look at his manual work than his own private image. His first work was urban tarpaulins.
Some of his work was bought by atypical collectors.
The artist has remained secret.
Time is important, before sharing can get under way.
Coming up with an idea, designing, putting together and sharing.
In the paintings there is often a core axis, a figure of Atlas holding the world on his shoulders. His back is no doubt aching but he conjures up dreams we all share.
XB_R_ ‘s art can be read as infinity made out of nothing, short and sudden, unruly, weaving together unconscious, humble stories, and dark, solar energy.
BERNARD NAZAIRE, ALCHIMIE, PARIS
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