1961, Paris, France
Frenchmen Olivier Rizzo, aka Speedy Graphito, is one of the founders of the French Street Art Movement. Imposing a powerful, innovative style in the early 1980s, Speedy left his mark on a generation of artists and contemporary art.
Always in sync with the times, he stays current by inventing iconoclastic pictorial languages that satire society. In decades of evolution, Speedy Graphito has mastered a style that explores the tragedies of commercialism while referencing pop culture icons and street art influences.
Particularly inspired by the iconography of animated characters from movies and television, Speedy aims to re-interpret the visual landscape that has become so commonplace. His influence on new generations of artists and the current culture is unparalleled. Speedy Graphito’s works are found in private and public collections throughout the world. Speedy Graphito lives and works in Paris.