być

 BYĆ
  • biography
Być, a Swiss artist born in Lausanne in 1982, did not choose this pseudonym at random: in Poland, the homeland of one of his grandfathers, this word means "to be" or "to search".
Indeed, in all of his artistic approach, there is an undeniable existential quest, begun in early childhood. A time when he drew and painted everything, all of the time, required paper after paper, again and again... Back then, we could have believed this to be a fleeting whim, but it was nothing of the sort, drawing, painting, caricature, they are his fundamental means of expression, one could even say vital.

Early graphic design graduate at 18 years old, he immersed himself in the world of advertising, earning a good living due to his quick ascension to an international level. However, he also saw the limits, in both the artistic and ethical senses. Być voluntarily withdrew from the advertising scene after several years to entirely devote himself to his artistic research, which he had never abandoned in parallel to his career.

He leaves his comfort zone (his academic training) and for more than a year, 7 days a week, from morning to evening, he uses the graffiti technique to push himself in his methodologies and media choices. By giving up his previous career, he also gives up the easy way: he must solve material problems (premises, painting, supports, must be the least expensive possible). Then, he leaves for the United States, to Taos, and decides to face the vast desert spaces, embraces the culture shock, and shakes himself up all over again.

He is interested in recycled materials, and turns these new constraints of abandonned desert objects to elements of his message. Everything makes sense. The support itself inspires him, and dictates the work. For Być, there is a kind of complicit association between the used object, whose poetry he perceives from the previous use, and what it makes him feel and inspires him to do.
Thus is defined his vision of contemporary art and Street Art, which goes from the street to the greatest museums, which challenges codes, challenges the world, sometimes mocks, often denounces, or admires.

For Być, to provoke is to make people think, mix, connect: people, times, styles, perceptions. He says, "a good work grows with you", he hopes, for multiple, evolving and "nourishing" interpretations.

exhibitions :

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Zoom Rodéo heart

Rodéo heart

Stencil on used cardboard - One of a kind original artwork

41" x 29" (103cm x 73cm) available
Zoom Freud, 2017

Freud, 2017

Stencil on canvas on board - One of a kind original artwork

16" x 20" (40cm x 50cm) available
Zoom Mickey Mouse and therapist, 2017

Mickey Mouse and therapist, 2017

Stencil on canvas on board - One of a kind original artwork

16" x 20" (40cm x 50cm) available
Zoom No title, 2017

No title, 2017

Stencil on used cardboard - One of a kind original artwork

28" x 20" (70cm x 50cm) available
Zoom Resignation Angel, 2017

Resignation Angel, 2017

Stencil on used cardboard - One of a kind original artwork

28" x 20" (70cm x 50cm) available
Zoom So goodbye, 2017

So goodbye, 2017

Stencil and pencil on used cardboard - One of a kind original artwork

21" x 28" (53cm x 70cm) available
Zoom Pion, 2017

Pion, 2017

Stencil on used cardboard - One of a kind original artwork

28" x 20" (70cm x 50cm) available
Zoom Badminton Rocket, 2017

Badminton Rocket, 2017

Stencil on used cardboard - One of a kind original artwork

29" x 20" (73cm x 52cm) available
Zoom The real Alice, 2017

The real Alice, 2017

Stencil on used cardboard - One of a kind original artwork

28" x 20" (71cm x 51cm) available
Zoom Robin Hood without..., 2017

Robin Hood without..., 2017

Stencil on chipboard - One of a kind original artwork

28" x 41" (72cm x 103cm) available
Zoom "Rien de trop", Delphes, 2017

"Rien de trop", Delphes, 2017

Stencil on used cardboard - One of a kind original artwork

39" x 28" (100cm x 70cm) available
Zoom Happy Family, 2017

Happy Family, 2017

Stencil on used cardboard - One of a kind original artwork

40" x 29" (102cm x 73cm) available
Zoom Zen, 2017

Zen, 2017

Stencil on used cardboard - One of a kind original artwork

29" x 40" (73cm x 102cm) available
Zoom Live free or die, 2018

Live free or die, 2018

Acrylic on canvas - One of a kind original artwork

55" x 39" (140cm x 100cm) available
Zoom Amazon, 2018

Amazon, 2018

Acrylic on canvas - One of a kind original artwork

39" x 59" (100cm x 150cm) available
Zoom Maslow, 2017

Maslow, 2017

Stencil on used cardboard - One of a kind original artwork

40" x 28" (102cm x 72cm) available
Zoom Trump 01, 2017

Trump 01, 2017

Stencil on used cardboard - One of a kind original artwork

39" x 28" (100cm x 70cm) available
Zoom God's finger, 2017

God's finger, 2017

Stencil on used cardboard - One of a kind original artwork

28" x 39" (70cm x 100cm) available
Zoom Baby on board, 2017

Baby on board, 2017

Stencil on used cardboard - One of a kind original artwork

20" x 28" (50cm x 70cm) available
Zoom Homeless Indian, 2017

Homeless Indian, 2017

Stencil on used cardboard - One of a kind original artwork

21" x 29" (53cm x 73cm) available
Zoom Birth of Love, 2017

Birth of Love, 2017

Stencil on used cardboard - One of a kind original artwork

39" x 28" (100cm x 72cm) available
Zoom Medieval call, 2017

Medieval call, 2017

Stencil on used cardboard - One of a kind original artwork

28" x 39" (70cm x 100cm) available
Zoom Ketchup Heinz, 2017

Ketchup Heinz, 2017

Stencil on used cardboard - One of a kind original artwork

28" x 20" (70cm x 50cm) available
Zoom Canard WC

Canard WC

Stencil on used cardboard - One of a kind original artwork

20" x 28" (50cm x 70cm) available
Zoom Baby on board, 2019

Baby on board, 2019

Stencil on used cardboard - One of a kind original artwork

20" x 28" (50cm x 70cm) available
Zoom Nutella, 2019

Nutella, 2019

Stencil on used cardboard - One of a kind original artwork

15" x 19" (39cm x 49cm) available
Zoom Rhino fushia, série II

Rhino fushia, série II

Stencil on used cardboard - Original monotype of 8 + 4 AP

28" x 20" (70cm x 50cm) available
Zoom Rhino doré, série II

Rhino doré, série II

Stencil on used cardboard - Original monotype of 8 + 4 AP

28" x 20" (70cm x 50cm) available
Zoom Rhino argenté, série II

Rhino argenté, série II

Stencil on used cardboard - Original monotype of 8 + 4 AP

28" x 20" (70cm x 50cm) available
Zoom Rhino bleu turquoise, série II

Rhino bleu turquoise, série II

Stencil on used cardboard - Original monotype of 8 + 4 AP

28" x 20" (70cm x 50cm) available
Zoom Fraise-Vanille ice cream unicorn, 2019

Fraise-Vanille ice cream unicorn, 2019

Stencil on used cardboard - Original monotype of 8 + 4 AP

25" x 18" (64cm x 46cm) available
Zoom M&M's ice cream unicorn, 2019

M&M's ice cream unicorn, 2019

Stencil on used cardboard - Original monotype of 8 + 4 AP

25" x 18" (64cm x 46cm) available
Zoom African Shopping Série II, 2019

African Shopping Série II, 2019

Stencil on used cardboard - Original monotype of 8 + 4 AP

28" x 13" (70cm x 32cm) available
Zoom Baby King, 2019

Baby King, 2019

Stencil and acrylic on used board - One of a kind original artwork

28" x 20" (70cm x 50cm) available
Zoom Prayer to Woman Série II, 2019

Prayer to Woman Série II, 2019

Stencil on used cardboard - Original monotype of 8 + 4 AP

26" x 28" (65cm x 72cm) available
Zoom Cookie ice cream unicorn, 2019

Cookie ice cream unicorn, 2019

Stencil on used cardboard - Original monotype of 8 + 4 AP

25" x 18" (64cm x 46cm) available
Zoom Maiko, 2019

Maiko, 2019

Stencil on used cardboard - One of a kind original artwork

39" x 28" (100cm x 72cm) available

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