Introducing "The Matador" by Aket, a thought-provoking artwork measuring 55 x 46 cm on canvas. This captivating piece portrays a matador with a unique twist – the head is that of a humanized bull. The character sports a traditional matador outfit, hat, and sword.
In this piece, Aket challenges the conventional perception of bullfighting. The Matador, as the central figure, represents an addiction to pride by fighting against a stronger opponent and defying nature.
The artist emphasizes the irony that both man and animal face death, yet man is no braver than the bull. Despite this, man still clings to an exaggerated sense of superiority.
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"