Alexandre Hildebrand, aka Nasty, discovered graffiti in the 1980s, during the cultural influx of American street art and hip hop into France. He drew stylistic inspiration from NYC graffiti and by artists such as Seen and Bando. By the end of the 1980s, Nasty had distinguished himself as a prolific subway painter in Paris with his use of bright colors in wildstyle and old school block letters. For his exhibitions, he brings the inspiration of the subway into the gallery, creating unique art objects that retain the essence of his origins as a subway graffiti artist. He often transplants tiles from the metro walls into the exhibition space.
When he is not spraying Europe, Nasty works by day as a Copywriter at Publicis, one of the largest advertising agencies in the world.
Nasty lives and works in Paris.
French Invasion | May 12 - June 24, 2012
Montana Shop and Gallery | Montpellier, France
Made in the City Galerie Celal | Paris
Galerie Celal | Paris
Subway Maps Galerie Mathgoth | Paris
Art Graffiti | Galerie La Boheme | Deauville, France
The Cream of the Crime | Galerie Bailly Contemporain | Paris
Tag au Grand Palais | Paris
Galerie Bailly | Paris
Tagger N’est Pas Jouer | Galerie Bailly | Paris
Nasty at Montana Shop & Gallery | Montpellier, Paris
Nasty and Slice | Galerie Magda Danyzs | Paris