Bad Fools, 2022

Original Painting by Aket

• Dimensions (W x H):
40" x 40" in (100.0 x 100.0 cm)

• Framed: Yes

• Size with Frame (W x H):
42" x 42" in (105.0 x 105.0 cm)

• Unique: Yes

• Certificate of authenticity: included
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Aket's mesmerizing piece, "Bad Fools," invites viewers to explore a vibrant world of color and emotion. This 100 x 100 cm canvas pays homage to Jean-Michel Basquiat's legendary "Untitled" painting, capturing the essence of the iconic artist through its geometric skull and paint drips. However, "Bad Fools" goes beyond mere tribute, as Aket weaves a rich narrative of his life experiences and emotions through vivid colors and striking imagery.

The painting unfolds the story of Aket's life in distinct stages. It transports us to his childhood, where beat boxes and audio tape players played a pivotal role in shaping his artistic identity. The piece then delves into a period of intense introversion, showcasing the artist's introspective nature and his journey to self-discovery.

As the painting evolves, it shifts into a dreamy and reflective phase during which Aket found solace and inspiration in hip-hop culture. The energy of the work crescendos in the portrayal of the jazz period, where Aket sought to explore the complexities of the human experience through his art. What sets "Bad Fools" apart from Aket's previous works is its powerful expression of the artist's personal journey. The intricate brushstrokes reveal layers of texture and detail that offer a glimpse into Aket's psyche and the emotional voyage that inspired this remarkable work.

"Bad Fools" stands as not only a tribute to the genius of Basquiat but also a testament to Aket's artistic evolution and the depth of his creative spirit. As you consider adding this magnificent piece to your collection, remember that it embodies the resilience and passion of an artist who continues to push boundaries and redefine the contemporary art landscape.

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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"