Created on July 22, 2017
Rue Saint-Louis, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France


Nikodem or NKDM is a hybrid artist who combines street influences (graffiti) with a technical training in drawing. Graphic designer, illustrator, graffiti artist, street artist and screen printer all rolled into one, NKDM’s interventions are many and varied, from the street to the walls of galleries. NKDM makes no judgement regarding candour and satire, lightness and tension and allows this ambiguity to permeate through his works. Whether he is working on a wall or a canvas, his relationship with the material oscillates between that of a sculptor and that of a painter. Today, having abandoned realism for pictorial abstraction, his preferred realm is the street. He seeks to re-enchant our towns and re-appropriate our urban pathways. By thus creating anamorphic frescoes, by blurring the real lines of perspectives in order to recreate others, more beautiful and inventive, NKDM offers every passerby the opportunity to regain their capacity for wonderment as they turn a corner.


Hunted by Amziane ABID. Pictures by David Saint Georges.