“DK City Paradise” is a remarkable piece from Aket’s Blue Collection that captures the industrial soul and the maritime heritage of Dunkirk, France. This 46x55cm canvas is an expertly executed acrylic portrayal of a smoking man against the backdrop of factory chimneys.
The painting is textured with grey cement, symbolizing the industrial roots, while the man’s brown eyes and badges that read 'Kids of Jean Bart' and 'DK City Paradise' evoke the pride and connection to Dunkirk’s maritime history.
Aket’s use of blue throughout this collection signifies depth and dreams, which is reflected in the strength and aspirations depicted in this painting.
“DK City Paradise” is not only a visual delight but also an emotionally charged homage to Dunkirk.
Aket (also known as Aket Kubic) is a French painter who has been a self-taught artist since his early childhood. He was initially influenced by comic books and graffiti, but today his primary inspiration comes from cubism, although he also appreciates the works of artists such as Combas and Basquiat.
From the time he first started creating graffiti, Aket has always signed his art pieces with the name "AKET." It was only ten years later that he began to sign his artwork with this name, which has now become his signature.
Over time, Aket's style has evolved to include deconstructed portraits in which he multiplies elements and shapes of the faces, accentuating the features and lines. His artwork is heavily influenced by cubist painters such as Picasso and Condo, and he shapes faces in a playful, ludic way that can be both abstract and figurative, but always cubic.
In his artwork, Aket likes to draw from everyday life and music, using French jokes and battles of wit to recreate a frozen world from the old days. He enjoys representing life and the many facets of a person, from bistro scenes to musicians. The black lines in his paintings highlight the different and complex shapes of a face.
Today, Aket devotes himself to creating lifestyle scenes both indoors and outdoors. His final step is to give life to the representation of daily scenes and actions, bringing a sense of movement and energy to his artwork.
French Artist Aket was featured in the 2023 Coca-Cola commercial ad "Masterpiece".
Interview of Aket
Coca-Cola commercial "Masterpiece" with Aket's painting "Divine Idyll"