Hope, also known under the moniker Hope 1393, is a multifaceted artist hailing from Seine-Saint-Denis, a spirited suburb in the outskirts of Paris, France.
In the colorful and energetic era of the 1990s, Hope found himself immersed in a culture where skateboarding and street art were not just hobbies, but modes of self-expression. With a can of spray paint and boundless creativity, Hope adorned the walls of Paris and its suburbs with his burgeoning style.
Seeking new inspiration and a change of scenery, Hope relocated to the South of France. Here, his craft evolved as he deeply immersed himself in the Graff US culture, which greatly resonated with him. This environment further fueled his passion and honed his skills in graffiti and street art.
In 2017, a pivotal moment occurred in Hope’s artistic journey when he decided to transition his art from walls to canvas. He discovered a newfound fascination with the mystique and elegance of feminine beauty, which became central to his artistic expression. Additionally, he found inspiration in diverse styles and the splendor of nature.
Hope's striking portraits are characterized by an enthralling interplay between darkness and a kaleidoscope of colors, often rendered in grandiose, larger-than-life formats. His canvases exude a potent juxtaposition between the ethereal beauty of the feminine form and the raw, gritty energy of street art. The precision of his lines, combined with the fluidity of his brushwork, crafts portraits that are not only visually captivating but emotionally stirring.
In 2022, Hope's talents gained international acclaim when he entered into a distinguished collaboration with the renowned sports equipment brand, WILSON. Tasked with designing a shoe exclusively for the prestigious Roland Garros event, Hope infused the shoe with his signature contrasting colors and graffiti elements, making it a sought-after piece for art enthusiasts and fashion connoisseurs alike. The shoe was met with overwhelming success and sold out rapidly.
Building on this triumph, Hope and WILSON extended their partnership into 2023, collaborating once again to create a new shoe design for the Roland Garros event. The 2023 edition was lauded globally and was made available to an international audience, selling all over the world. This phenomenal success not only solidified Hope’s reputation as a visionary artist but also as a versatile designer whose creations transcended cultural boundaries.
With his artistry gaining global exposure through this groundbreaking partnership with WILSON, Hope 1393 stands as an artist and designer who continues to break barriers and redefine creative expression across diverse mediums.