Biography

Arghaël 13


1974 : Born in Paris on August 16.

– From Journalism to Film

1993 : Studies journalism at ISCPA (the French Institut Supérieur des Médias)

1995 : Leaves for New-York where he free-lances for several French publications and discovers the city’s bubbling art scene. There starts his passion for visual arts and the indie American film scene.

1997 : Returns to Paris to join Duboi, the leading special effects house for film and advertising (Alien, Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s The City of Lost Children etc…), where he explores all aspects of film-making.

1999 : Directs and edits a series of artists’ portraits for French movie channel Canal + (Les Rencontres Cinéma). His first attempt at catching the moment, exploring the body to get to the truth.

2006 A turning point

Albert Elbaz, LANVIN renowned artistic director, gives him carte blanche to direct an intimate portrait to be screened in New York during the CFDA Awards ceremony.

– From Film to Flesh

2006- 2015 : Directs commercials for international brands (Cartier, Dior, L’Oréal), filming bodies, questioning beauty and gender.

2008 – 2016 : Joins the Ateliers Beaux Art de Paris. A need for the raw, the body-to-body, soul-to-soul. B&W. Charcoal drawings with live, naked models. No camera but a living hand.

2016 : Self-taught as an artist, Arghaël was selected by Art Share in Down Town Los Angeles, to show his drawings at their Shades of Winter exhibition (Art Share 2016).

In February 2016, he had his first personal exhibition in Paris at the Loo & Lou Gallery : RAW.

In April 2016, a new exhibition in down town Los Angeles with multiple artists including Marilyn Manson.