Gris1 is a French artist and a member of Da Mental Vaporz (DMV) crew who was born in the south of France in the 80s and found his vocation for art during his studying time in 1996.
From the current point he can look back to a long history of being active as a graffiti artists. What started as simple mural paintings on highway walls has, over the past 15 years, become a concise style.
DMV “Da Mental Vaporz” is a French graffiti crew consisting of Bom.K, Blo, Brusk, Dran, Gris1, Iso, Jaw, Kan, Sowat & Lek created in 1999 by Bom.k and Iso within the Paris suburbs. Soon joined by Kan, they stood out by making huge murals in sordid lands within the southern suburbs, showcasing different subjects from traditional graffiti (previously confined to either block letters or cartoon characters and bubbles).
As a member of DMV group Gris1 maintains his passion by making huge frescoes and increasingly innovative and fun collective canvases. He came to strengthen the crew with his expertise in old school graffiti codes and vectorial madness.