Fabien Mazé, alias « XKUZ » is a French visual artist born in 1985. Trained as a graphic designer, he works on the architecture of the letter, which he transforms and develops through complex compositions where purity and aesthetic research are mixed.
Coming from the Writers’ tradition, the letter deconstructs itself, appears and disappears until it becomes the subject. He then develops a visual language, the « typographic abstraction », which he intensifies by playing with colors, construction games around the empty and the full, the visible and the invisible.XKUZ then develops a unique gesture, a poetic discourse in which his own name, a substance he draws from his street paintings, seems to resonate endlessly. His approach is based on the idea of metamorphoses of modern language and its new forms. Even more, his work questions the mutation of information which evolves according to exchanges, its supports and its transmission levers. Through abstraction and the pigments he uses, XKUZ experiments and seeks the potential emotional impact of his works. The color, deep and sensory, is incorporated with harmony into this score where each element is part of a great whole. The alphabet and paint are the two raw materials of the artist, who inscribes his work in a process of transmission.