Artist - QUIK

Lin Felton aka Quik est né en 1958 à New York. Membre actif du RTW Crew, il a évolué aux côtés de Basquiat, Keith Haring, Seen ou encore Futura, et a imposé les quatre lettres de son blaze sur les trains de la grande ville. Dans les années 80, il faisait parti des writers les plus déterminés à ensevelir la grisaille ferroviaire sous la couleur des bombes. Après avoir étudié trois ans à la Parsons School of Design, Quik se fait remarqué par Yaki Kornblit, un marchand d’art hollandais. C’est ce dernier qui l’incite à rejoindre l’Europe et c’est sur le vieux continent qu’il réussit à s’affirmer en tant qu’artiste.
 
Quik fait parti de ces artistes qui ont insufflé à la scène urbaine européenne toute l’énergie de la culture graffiti originelle. Son style déploie une image satirique presque arrogante qui puise certaines influences dans le comique, son style dépasse l’écriture. Bien que les toiles soulèvent des critiques sociopolitiques fondamentales, elles sont encore fortement autobiographiques. C'est dans cette interaction entre problèmes mondiaux et personnels, que l’oeuvre de Quik trouve toute sa profondeur : il traite l’histoire afro-américaine et joue avec de manière ambiguë. D'une part, il chante la douleur de l'homme noir à travers ses sprays de peinture, mais d'un autre côté il exprime une sorte de plaisir profondément érotique en adoptant une position outsider envers les femmes.
 
Son travail se trouve dans les archives du Studio Museum de Harlem, le Musée de la Ville de New York, le musée de Groningue aux Pays-Bas et plusieurs autres collections prestigieuses.
Art works
Biography

Solo Exhibitions:

2015
Emulsions Urbaines, Galerie Martine Ehmer, Brussels

2014
Quik and Company, Galerie Boulonnaise Green Flowers Art, Boulogne

2012 
Galerie Helenbeck, Nice, France Dirty Pilot, Wayland, Massachusetts

2011 
Unruly Gallery, Amsterdam
Dirty Pilot, Wayland, Massachusetts
Grabner Haus, Fürstenfeld Austria
Greenflowers Gallery, Boulogne-Billancourt, France 2010
Dirty Pilot, Wayland, Massachusetts
Lin QUIK Felton “Raw Drawings II”, Green Flowers Art Gallery, Boulogne-Billancourt, France

2009 
AAA Gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2008 
Avenir Finance, Paris, France
“Blues Paintings”, Galerie Arte Ventuno, Brussels

2007 
“Urban Dreamers”, Galerie Artcour, Paris VIII, France “Urban Dreamers”, Galerie de Béjarry, Paris IX, France Galerie Onega, Paris, France
Casino de Paris, Paris, France
“Raw drawings”, Green Flowers Art Gallery, Boulogne-Bilancourt, France

2006 
"QUIKworld", NP3, Groningen, Netherlands Service Compris, Groningen, Netherlands

2005 
"Quik" (with catalogue), Gallery Willy Schoots, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

2004 
Private Domain Henk Pijnenburg, Deurne, The Netherlands. Domein 23, Deurne, Netherlands

2003 
Galerie Kultur Koln, Cologne, Germany

1999 
"Quik" (with catalogue), Robinsons Art Gallery, Knokke, Belgium Gallery MAMA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

1998 
“Quik & Co”, Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands

1994 
Grand Theatre, Groningen, The Netherlands

1993 
Gallery II Ventuno, Hasselt, Belgium Stadtischen Galerie, Wurzburg, Germany

1992 
“Quik” (with catalogue), Mannheimer Kunstverein, Mannheim, Deutschland

1991 
“Quik” (with catalogue), Private Domain Henk Pijnenburg, Deurne, The Netherlands

1990 
Suzan Cooper Gallery, Woodstock, New York

1988 
De Boterhal, Hoorn, The Netherlands

1984 :
Galerie Yaki Kornblit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Stellweg/Seguy Gallery, New York City

1983 
Gallery Art in Progress, Düsseldorf, Germany Gallery Yaki Kornblit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Expositions collectives

2012 
Gallery 69, New York City
“Rolling Thunder“, Spencer Gallery, New York City Galerie Grizot, Paris, France

2011 
Gallery Artemesia, Monaco
“Artistes In Transition”, Sochaux Museum, France
Rudolph Scharpff Collectie, Stuttgart Kunstmuseum, Germany
“Martha Cooper Revisited”, Carmichael Gallery, Culver City, California
“40 Ans, Pressionism”, Collection Alain-Dominique Gallizia, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco “I Miss You”, Krabbendans, Eindhoven, Netherlands

2010 
“Whole In The Wall”, SWATCH Museum, Geneva
“TAG et Graffiti”, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (with catalog) “TAG en Direct”, Bache Museale, Paris, France
“I Love America”, Studio 55 & Pierre Cardin Galerie, Paris, France “Future Development”, Loft Gallery, New York City, USA

2009 
“Les papes du Street Art”, Galerie Matignon Leadouze, Paris, France “From Style Writing to Art”, Galerie Magda Danysz, Paris, France “d’RAW”, SCHUNK*, Glaspaleis, Heerlen, Netherlands
“Né dans la Rue”, Foundation Cartier, Paris, France
“Le TAG au Grand Palais”, Alain-Dominique Gallizia Collection, Grand Palais, Paris “Whole in the Wall, New York Sessions”, Galerie Helenbeck, New York City
“Il Est Interdit d’Interdire”, Galerie Helenbeck, Nice, France

2008 
“Street Art”, Art Curial, Paris
Collection Henk Pijnenburg, Christies, Amsterdam
“Bandes Dessinees”, Art Curial, Paris
“Whole in the Wall”, QUIK, SHARP, JON, CRASH & BLADE, Galleries Helenbeck & Gismondi, Paris & Nice, France
“vanstoftotasse” 7th edition, Asse, Belgium
“Aerosol Symphonies”, GO Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
“QUIKSAND”, Kunstencentrum SIGNE, Heerlen, Netherlands
“The Hustle”, POWERHOUSE ARENA, New York City
Kunstour @ Timmerfabriek, Maastricht, Netherlands
“Wintersalon”, Galerie Arte Ventuno, Brussels
“SEEN”, Stolen Space Gallery, London

2007 
Marta-Hereford Museum, Hereford, Germany
"L'Art Modeste Sous Les Bombes", Speerstra Collection, Musée Paul Valéry, Séte & Abbaye d'Auberive, France
CLVII Gallery Showroom, Paris
Arte Ventuno, Hasselt/Brussels, Belgium
Studio Gallizia, ADG Collection, Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Wim Reiff Galerie, “Masquerade or a tribute to women”, Maastricht, Netherlands

2006 
Studio Gallizia, Paris
Willem Speerstra Galerie, "Burners", Paris
KIDROBOT, "Paint Ball", New York City
PowerHouse Arena, "NO Sleep Till Brooklyn", Brooklyn, NY

2005 
Museum Tongerloohuys (with catalogue), “Frozen Fire”, Rosendaal, Netherlands Kunst Rai, Galerie Willy Schoots, Amsterdam
FIAC, Galerie Hans Mayer, Paris
ART COLOGNE, Galerie Willy Schoots, Cologne, Germany
Galerie HOME, “F@*K 2005” (with catalogue), Amsterdam

2004 
Kidrobot, “The DUNNY Show”, New York City

2003 
Sotheby's Amsterdam, “The Writing on the Wall” (with catalogue), The Netherlands New York Urban Experience, "Urbane", New York City
Soma Gallery, “QUIK, SEEN, CES” (with catalogue), New York City
Mc Caig-Welles Gallery, “QUIK, SEEN, CES”, New York
Upper Playground Gallery, "QUIK, SEEN & CES," San Francisco Marco Art Gallery, New York City
Max Fish, New York City
Mc Caig-Welles Gallery, "Battle of Titans”, New York City
New York Urban Experience Gallery, "Battle of Titans", New York City

2002 
New York Urban Experience Gallery, "Black Rock Coalition", New York City New York Urban Experience Gallery, "It's Official", New York City

2001 
Prosper Gallery, Ricky Powell Painted Photographs, NYC
Upper Playground Gallery, Ricky Powell Painted Photographs, "Funky Dope Maneuvers", San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
B's International, Ricky Powell Photographs, Tokyo, Japan
New York Urban Experience Gallery, "Renaissance 2001", New York City

2000 
Brooklyn Museum of Art, "Hip Hop Nation", New York City Robinson's Art Gallery, Knokke, Belgium
Locus Media Gallery, "Rules of Confinement", New York City
De Kring, "Quik, Shoe & Angel", Amsterdam, The Netherlands Guernsey's Auction House, “Graffiti” (with catalogue), New York City Gallerie Henk Pijnenburg, Deurne, The NetherLands
"Grand Theatre 20th Anniversary", Groningen, The Netherlands

1999 
Galerie Henk Pijnenburg, Deurne, Netherlands
The Museum of the City of New York, "NY Century", New York City Gallery Robinsons, Gent Art Fair, Gent, Belgium

1998 
"The Arrow", Stockholm, Sweden
Herning Kunstmuseum, "Graffiti – The Writing on the Wall", Herning, Denmark
Pijnenburg collection "New York Graffiti", Museum der Stadt Ratingen, Ratingen, Germany

1997 
Gallery Montana, Copenhagen, Danmark ( with leaflet) Travelling exhibition to:
Essen, Odense, Munich, Hellerup, The Hague, Karlsruhe, Copenhagen, Berlin, Paris, Aarhus, Reykjavik, Stuttgart, Dresden, London, Oslo, Braunschweig, Lillehammer, Cologne, Esbjerg, Gothenburg, Zürich, Bern, Vienna, Hamburg, Aalborg, Salzburg and Lausanne.
Kunstpark Ost Forum, Munich, Germany
Academical Hospital Radbout, "Transfer to a New World", curator Henk Pijnenburg, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
"Urban Aspects", Zürich, Switzerland

1996 
Stedelijk Museum Roermond "The Venom of the Muse", curator Henk Pijnenburg, The Netherlands
"Sub Cult 96", Copenhagen, Danmark
Gallery P-Art 96, "Quik & Koor", Darmstadt, Germany
AC-BAW Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon, New York Groninger Museum collection, Groningen, The Netherlands Melkweg, “MTV Welcome Home”, Amsterdam, The NetherLands

1995 
Groninger Museum, "Art of the 80's & 90's", Groningen, The Netherlands Groninger Museum, "Beeldende van de Kunst," The Netherlands

1994 
Gallery II Ventuno, "Terra Incognita", Hasselt, Belgium
Gallery De La Tour, "Bank of Reality", Basel, Switzerland
Stads Gallery Librije, “Quik & Lady Pink”, Zwolle, The Netherlands Melkweg, "The Big Awakening," Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1993 
G.C. Arts, "Quik, Seen & Blade," Antwerp, Belgium
Galerie II Ventuno, "Chez Nous," Hasselt, Belgium Dommelhof, "One Size, Many Views," Neerpelt, Belgium Stadts Galerie, "Quik & Lady Pink", Zwolle, The Netherlands

1992 
Helmond Museum, “Quik & Blade” (with catalogue) The Netherlands.
Groninger Museum, "Coming from the Subway" (catalogue with 300 colorpages), Groningen, The Netherlands
Gallery Atlantis, Documenta IX, Kassei, Germany
Colleen Greco Gallery, Uffern, New York

1991 
Musée National des Monuments Francais, “Graffiti Art” (with catalogue), Paris, France Federal Reserve Board, Post-Graffiti/Fine Art, (with catalogue), Washington DC, U.S.A. Real Art Ways, "Hip Hop Nation", Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.A.

1990 
Hans Jurgen Muller/Atlantis, Stuttgart, Germany Wetherholt Gallery, Washington DC, USA

1989 
“Graffiti Between Anarchy and Gallery”, curator Johannes Stahl (with catalogue): Travelling exhibition To:
Helmond Museum, Helmond, The Netherlands,
Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany,
Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany,
Stadtischen Gallery, "New York Graffiti" (with catalogue), Goppingen, Germany.

1988 
Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands
Museum Helmond, Stedelijk Kunstcollectie, Helmond, The Netherlands Galerie Christ Delaet, "Quik, Seen & Blade," Antwerp, Belgium

1987 
Wilhelm Hack - Museum, "New York Graffiti" Scharpff collection ( with catalogue), Ludwigshafen, Germany
Zack Schuster Gallery, Boca Rotan, Florida, USA

1986 
Pelhalm Art Center, Pelhalm, New York
Gallery International 52, New York City
Tweed Gallery, "Urban Aspects", New York City
Leopold-Hoesch Museum, “New York Graffiti” (with catalogue), Duren, Germany Denise René/Hans Mayer Gallery, “Fashion Mode”, Düsseldorf, Germany

1985 
Sigmund Wenger Gallery, “Quik, Seen & Blade”, La Jolla, California, USA
Museum Helmond, “New York Graffiti” (with catalogue), Helmond, The Netherlands

1984 
Yaki Kornblit Gallery, Cologne Art Fair, Cologne, Germany
121 Gallery, Antwerpen, Belgium.
Renaissance Society, "Graffiti", Chicago, USA
Louisiana Museum, "New York Graffiti" (with catalogue), Humlebaek, Denmark Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, “Drawings and sculptures from the collection Adri, Martin and Geertjan Visser” (with catalogue), Otterlo, The Netherlands
Zurich Art Fair, Zurich, Switzerland
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, "The Becht collection" (with catalogue), Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Joy Horwich Gallery, Chicago, USA
Gallery Het Venster, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Stellweg/Seguy Gallery, "Graffiti Artists”, New York City
Thomas Gallery, "Classical American Graffiti Writers and High Graffiti Artists" (with catalogue), Munich, Germany
Groninger Museum, "Graffiti", Groningen, The Netherlands

1983 
Boymans van Beuningen Museum, "Graffiti" (with catalogue), Rotterdam, The Netherlands Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands

1981
P.S. 1, "New York/New Wave”, New York City
Peppermint Lounge, New York City
Fun Gallery, New York City.
Mudd Club, "Beyond Words", New York City

Performances

2004 
ZOMBI SQUAD LIVE, Bodypainting@ Vera Club, Groningen, Netherlands MTV/Rendezvous LIVE Bodypainting @ Jimmy Woo Club, Amsterdam
“Hip Hop Files” Release by Martha Cooper/MZEE, Post Kantoor, Amsterdam

2003 
“Graffiti on Girls” Cramcepts, Freight Club, New York City
Graffiti on Girls CRAM, QUIK, & T-Kid, Freight Club, New York City

1999 
"Rules Of Confinement", Locus Media Gallery, New York City

1997 
"Quik & Co./Zapp Snacks," Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands

1995 
"Bevrijdingsfestival, Zombi Squad," Groningen, The Netherlands

1994 
"Zapp Snacks," Grand Theatre, Groningen, The Netherlands
"B-Boy Extravaganza, Zombi Squad," Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands "Zombi Squad," Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany

1993 
Librije Hedendaagse Kunst, Zwolle, The Netherlands

1992 
Mannheimer Kunstverein, Mannheim, Germany

1989 
Heidelberg Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany
Educational Workshops/Lectures

2010 
STAR Senior Citizens Center, Washington Heights, NYC, USA
“Earth Day”, US Embassy @ ADG Studios, Boulogne-Billancourt, France

2006 
“Kroonjuwelen” Hip Hop Film Festival, Berlin FLOW festival, Rosendaal, Netherlands

2005 
EU City Festival, Cork, Ireland
BLOCKJAM, Haaksbergen, Netherlands
Urban Camp, Simplon, Groningen, Netherlands
City Youth Festival, Hoorn, Netherlands Pfingstcamp, Hannover, Germany

2003 
"QUIK" Lecture/Workshop Albertus Magnus Gymnasium, Cologne, Germany

2000 
"Skillmasters Class", Simplon Youth Center, Groningen, The Netherlands
"Zapp Snacks", Presentation for King Willem Alexander, Oosterpoort Open Podium, Groningen, The Netherlands

1999 
"Quik," Lecture/Workshop, Vinkenbourgh College, Groningen, The Netherlands "Quik," Lecture/Workshop, Mondriaan College, Groningen, the Netherlands

1998 
"Nighttown," Lecture, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
"Quik & MASON," Workshop, Deutsche Post, Duisburg, Germany

1997 
"Quik," Lecture/Workshop, Zernicke College, Haren, The Netherlands "MTV Beach House", Scheveningen, The Netherlands

1996 
"Quik," Lecture, Sub Cult '96, Copenhagen, Denmark

1995 
"Children's Expression Through Art," Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands "Quik," Painting Workshop, Jan Speyker Centrum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands "Intruding Into the Artworld," Academic Minerva, Groningen, The Netherlands
"Quik," Lecture/Workshop Academie Jan van Eyck, Maastricht, The Netherlands
"Art or Vandalism?" Symposium Constantijn Huygens Academie, Kampen, The Netherlands
Mural Workshop Merdeka School/Academie Minerva, Groningen, The Netherlands Marseille Artist/Music Exchange Workshop, Simplon, Groningen, The Netherlands

1994 
"Bevrijdingsfestival," Friesland College, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands "Children's Expression Through Art," Ichtus College, Drachten, The Netherlands "Children's Expression Through Art," Emden, Germany

1993 
"Children's Expression Through Art," Librije Hedendaagse Kunst, Zwolle, The Netherlands "MTV Tram," Amsterdam, The Netherlands
International Symposium, UNESCO Project - Schulen, Soest, Germany
"Children's Expression Through Art," Wurzburger Familie Centrum, Wurzburg, Germany

1992 
"Children's Expression Through Art," Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands

Permanent Collections

Marta-Hereford Museum, Hereford, Germany
Museum of the City of New York, New York City
Studio Museum of Harlem, New York City
The Becht Collection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands The Martin Visser Collection, Bergeijk, The Netherlands Herning Kunstmuseum, Herning, Denmark
Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands
The Helmond Museum, Helmond, The Netherlands
Galerie Hans Mayer Collection, Dusseldorf, Germany
The Henk Pijnenburg Collection, Deurne, The Netherlands
The Rudolph Scharpf Collection, Wilhelm-Hack Museum, Ludwigschaffen, Germany The Martin Wong Collection, New York City
The Yaki Korenblit Collection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Martin Sanders Collection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Galerie II Ventuno, Hasselt, Belgium
Robinsons Art Gallery, Knokke, Belgium
The Wildenberg Collection, Naarden, The Netherlands
The Dr. Dieter Weber Collection, Wiesbaden Kunstverein, Weisbaden, Germany

Rippling Woods

Quik & Shoe Rotterdam 1983 Magda’s Expo people Oct. 2009 QUIK & SEEN in Paris
Royal Family of France 2008 Alexandra & Lin in Amsterdam(2008) QUIK & SEEN
Parisian clowns ahoy! (2008)
SEEN & QUIK, the Undead in Paris 2008
SEEN & QUIK, the Undead in Paris 2008 (with Costas) SEEN & QUIK, the Undead in Paris 2008 (with Loic) Seen, Sar and Quik
Quik in action
Selfportrait (1979)
Rammelzee
Quik & Lase
Puma ad
Quik in studio in Amsterdam (2003)
Molotov ad
Shoe & Quik
Ricky, Quiky & Marky