Many thanks to: http://destructivetesting.wordpress.com for discovering this artist. Vincent Pompetti aka Tarek, fits so well into my ‘The 100′ series as # 34.
Originally posted on Destructive Testing:
To call Tarek’s illustrated books ‘comic books’ is like calling ‘Maus’ a comic book. They are that, but so much more. I see Tarek as a sort of Renaissance street artist.
“Graduate of the Sorbonne (University Paris I) in medieval history and art history, Tarek released Paris Tonkar in 1991 at the age of 19 years: the first art book published in Europe dedicated to Spraycan art in Paris. It has become a reference book for all amateurs of urban art and specialists of Hip-hop.”