100taur

100Taur’s work is halfway between innocence and horror. He explores the concepts of difference and imperfection by creating fantastical half human and half animal creatures, evolving in a poetical universe. Each tiny details of his work is a tribute pays to the famous sentence by Francisco De Goya “The sleep of reason produces monsters”.

He shows us frightening mythical creatures through is childish eyes and made his most terrific nightmares harmless, almost charming through his art. His work might be affiliated to « Low Brow » and it expresses his openly admitted fascination and his sympathy for monsters and chimeras. “Through my childish eyes, I make up nightmarish creatures who become my imaginary confidants. I attach a great deal of importance to the tiny details surrounding them. I give them a colorful and rich universe, inspired by mythologies in literature or Japanese icons… I think we have to remember that “Monstrum” in latin means miracle, something extraordinary, almost a show. Wonderful, horrible or frightening. That is needed to be seen and to be shown”.

Behind each of his drawings, paintings, sculptures or settings, a story is waiting to be discovered. 100Taur was born in 1982 and works in Toulouse. He has been interested in nature, sacred art, Japanese culture and mythologies from all over the world. He was influenced by Fantasy literature – Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe – comics, taxidermy and anatomic’s drawings books, and B movies. He is really fond of fishing and is passionate about the sea.

He tirelessly works for the creation of a dark enchanted world.

Exhibitions

Selected Murals and Festivals 

2016 Mural with Franeck during « Indélébile » Festival – Colomiers – France
2016 Mural at the Musée des Augustins, musée des Beaux-Arts de Toulouse – during the Museums European Night and Rose Béton Festival – Toulouse – France
2015 Mural for the 800 Anniversary of the Dominican Preachers – Toulouse – France / Historical Monument – Journees du Patrimoine
2015 Mural at Le Clapotis, Toulouse – France
2014 Mural « Les grands Predateurs » for the Museum of Toulouse – France (Permanent collection of the Museum of Toulouse)
2013 Live painting – « Les Pavillons Sauvages” – Toulouse
2012 Live Painting during the May of Urban Cultures Festival– Place du Capitole – Toulouse – France
2012 Live Painting  – La Fabrique – Toulouse – France
2010 Festival Toulouse – Saragosse  « Ida y vuelta »

Solo Exhibitions 

2017 (April – May) « Omnis mundi creatura » – Blandine Roques Gallery – Montauban – France
2016 Exhibition and artistic residency – sculpture at the Musée des Arts Buissonniers – Saint-Sever du Moustier – France
2016 « Monsters and mythologies » – exhibition at the Musée des Augustins, musée des Beaux-Arts de Toulouse – France
2015 « Lusus Naturae » -Butterfly Art News – London – UK
2014  « Monsters in my Closet » – Artoyz Gallery – Paris – France
2013 « Les murs ont du Caractère » – Mural & Exhibition – Montauban -France
2012 « Croquis de comptoirs 2 »  – The Dispensary – Toulouse – France
2012  « Cnidocyste » – Gallery Artifist – Pau – France
2011 “Monsters and Mythologies” – Brigitte Griffault Gallery – Montauban
2010 Solo Show –  Saint-Orens de Gameville – France
2009 « 100Taur’s World » – Alternative Tattoo Shop – Toulouse – France
2005  Solo show – Ghiretti Gallery – Montauban – France

Groupshows

2016 Subcultures – Espace Croix-Baragnon – Toulouse – FR
2016  8×8 Group Show – Penumbra Art Gallery – Portugal
2015 Star Wars – The Artist Awakens – Underdog Gallery – London – UK
2015 « L’Ecole est finie » – Sacre Bleu Galerie – Orleans, France
2015 Charity Auction Rotary Club Montauban Passion – France
2015  Crytozoology April show – Arch Enemy Arts Gallery – Philadelphia, US
2015  March Showcase –  Arch Enemy Arts Gallery – Philadelphia, US
2014  VENUS V, Spacejunk Center – France
2014 ‘Secret world’, Gristle Tattoo Gallery – Brooklyn / NY – USA
2014 ‘The Grotesque exhibition’ – Modern Eden Gallery – San Francisco, USA
2013 “Tetrachromic” – Arch Enemy Arts Gallery – Philadelphia – US
2013 “Atelier Popsurrealiste” – Mondo Pop Gallery – Roma, Italy
2013 ‘Hair’ Group show – San Fransisco, US
2013 “Metamorphosis” – Gristle Gallery Gallery – Brooklyn / NY – USA
2012 Grimm’s Fairy Tales – Art de Rien Gallery – Paris – France
2012 Lethal Injection – 111 Minna Gallery – San Francisco – USA
2012 Duo Show – « Croquis de comptoirs »  – GreenGallery – Toulouse – France.
2011 “MONSTERS” – Collaborate Studio Art Gallery – Oakland – USA.
2011 « Street Parade » – MondoPOP Gallery – Roma – Italy
2011 « Retrospective » – GHP Gallery – Toulouse – France
2011 « Chimera and other nightmares » – Art de Rien Gallery – Paris – France
2011  Paradoxus – Neuroblasto – American Britanic Museum – Mexico
2010 « Arts sacrificiels » – Cabinet de curiosités – Toulouse – France
2010 « Roots & Buds » – GHP Gallery – Toulouse – France
2010  « Venus » – Space Junk Gallery – Bayonne – France
2009 “Fat Cans Project” – itinerant show – Lyon – Europe
2008  “400ml » – France – Europe
2007  International Art Fair Madrid (Spain)
2005 Group Show – Galeria de la Riba – Cadaques – Spain