ISAKIN X MODE 2 - MOBILE SLAVERY
Original design by Mode 2
- 100% black cotton
- Printed neck label
- Woven label on sleeve
- Ribbed collar
- Classic cut
- Standard fit
A pioneer of post-New York graffiti, MODE 2 is a major artist in global Hip Hop culture. Coming from the first wave of European graffiti, his influence is considerable on figuration in this art. Native Mauritian, MODE 2 grew up in the sunny Indian Ocean before moving with his family to England where he discovered an inexhaustible source of musical influences during his childhood. In 1984, rocked by the wave of Hip Hop that hit London, he made his first graffiti in the Covent Garden district. More than music, Hip Hop then represents an entire culture, fertile ground for drawing, poetry, dance and expression.
In 1985, he initiated the creation of The Chrome Angelz (TCA) crew and made his first trips to Paris the same year. [...] While MODE 2 is as interested in lettering as other writers, he is particularly good at portraying characters. In 1987, it was published on the cover of “Spraycan Art”, the leading book of graffiti worldwide, and therefore enjoys international recognition.
Already working on canvas, MODE 2 developed his already exceptional career by bringing his works into a gallery in 1995 during a group exhibition at Agnès B’s HQ, Rue Dieu in Paris, on the occasion of the release of the Rolling Stones live album Stripped. His career continues and he is today one of the major players on the contemporary international scene.
Biography written by Nicolas Xavier gallery