Kid Kreol & Boogie

UP. 04.04.2023

They live and work in Reunion Island

  • Sainte-Clotilde, La Réunion

The duo of artists Kid Kréol & Boogie (Jean-Sébastien Clain and Yannis Nanguet respectively) has been active since their teenage years. […] Their graffiti were at first inspired by 1970-1980s American street art, before they gradually broadened their style with the addition of references drawn from the culture and history of the Réunion Island – a history marked by an emptiness that the two artists apply themselves to fill, inhabit and re-embody. With this aim in mind, they have developed a mythology made up of sceneries (terrestrial and celestial), gods, goddesses, hybrid beings, and human and animal monsters. Their Mountain Men and Universe Men encourage us to imagine the geological and mythological origins of the island. […] They extract phantasmagorical and hallucinatory figures, energies, spirits and ghosts from the surrounding nature and from the everyday elements of their lives. These entities (human, animal, vegetal, mineral) generate a space that opens up the potential for the multiplication and creolisation of new narratives.

Julie Crenn, excerpt from TEXTES CRITIQUES SCÈNE RÉUNIONNAISE, 2019.


Astèr Atèrla

Group exhibition, La Friche la belle de mai, Marseille, from the 03/02/2024 to the 02/06/2024, Abel Techer, Alice Aucuit, Brandon Gercara, Chloé Robert, Cristof Dènmont, Esther Hoareau, Jean-Claude Jolet, Kako, Kid Kreol & Boogie, Mounir Allaoui, Stéphane Kenkle, Stéphanie Hoareau, Tatiana Patchama, Tiéri Rivière

Bal boukan

Group exhibition, Hang'Art, Saint-Pierre La Réunion, from the 27/04/2024 to the 02/06/2024, Chloé Robert, Kako, Kid Kreol & Boogie, Migline Paroumanou, Soleïman Badat, Stéphane Kenkle