Aket's monumental neo-cubist painting, "St. George and the Dragon," is a breathtaking reinterpretation of the legendary tale of the courageous knight battling the fearsome dragon. Measuring an impressive 300 cm in width and 210 cm in height, the artwork commands attention with its striking black, white, and grey color palette. The bold geometric shapes and fragmented forms evoke the spirit of the early 20th-century cubist movement, while simultaneously showcasing Aket's unique, contemporary flair.
The central scene depicts St. George, a symbol of good and virtue, locked in fierce combat with the dragon, an embodiment of evil, power, and luck. Aket masterfully balances the tension between the two figures, as they grapple for dominance within the painting's intricate composition. The fragmented forms and deconstructed figures create a dynamic sense of movement, powerfully conveying the intensity of the struggle.
Incorporated seamlessly into the artwork are words in French and English, reflecting the artist's live performance and his thoughts on art, life, and music. These textual elements add a layer of depth and intrigue, inviting viewers to ponder the multifaceted nature of the battle between good and evil.
Aket views "St. George and the Dragon" as a representation of creativity and creation triumphing over the challenges of the art world. The colossal size of the painting allowed him to make a bold statement at the prestigious French art exhibition, Solid'Art, and helped the work to stand out among its contemporaries.
"St. George and the Dragon" is a testament to Aket's artistic prowess and his ability to reimagine a classic legend through a modern lens. This exceptional piece is poised to become a treasured addition to the collections of discerning art collectors and curators worldwide.
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"