Speedy Graphito Artist Biography
Graffiti artist Speedy Graphito (real name Olivier Rizzo) is one of the pioneers of French street art. He started working on the streets of Paris in the early 80ﾒs. His iconic stencil work has gone on to inspire future generations and remains as strong now as when he first started.His work is inspired by the world around us and in particular the barrage of advertising logos that are part of todayﾒs consumer culture. Other influences include America of the Fifties, cartoons and Manga and images in Maya culture. His strong colours and juxtaposition of imagery is meant to make us question the iconic images he uses and the popular culture it is taken from.His works are found in private and public collections throughout the world including London, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Dubai and Asia.