Arthur de Laforcade born in1981 started graffiti in 1997 in Paris under the name of DISTIK, mixing streets trains and character painting. Early 2010
he left Paris for Cotonou, Benin Western Africa for almost 5 years where he started working for the Zinsou Foundation then created 2400 crew and eclectic team composed of French Beninese and American artists. 2400 was mostly involved in classic street graffiti, mural frescos, rap music video production and teaching kids spraycan art.
After being back in Paris from 2014 to 2015 he moved to Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines before landing in Australia in January 2019 where he s still painting canvases and walls taking new inspiration from new encounters.
DISTIK s work s about fragments of dreams and memories, different stories different styles different medias overlapping each other to creqte a piece. Simple or complex, calm or violent his painting are following his feelings and moods and are everything but predictable.