PEZ – PIERRE-YVES RIVEAU
PEZ ,Pierre Yves Riveau, is an Illustrator, painter and graphic designer.The prodigious street artist was influenced at a young age by graffiti and hip hop culture and later a whole host of artists such as Klimpt, Magritte, Escher and Dali, Banksy, Kaws, Bua, Proch, Etam Cru and many more. Pez works to a rather unconventional process, the majority of the time Pez works 100% from his imagination and sometimes the process serves the idea and not the contrary. His smaller sketches, with graphite crayons take 6 to 10 hours and larger works can take anywhere from 40 – 60 hours, sometimes much more depending on the piece. Pez adds a deliberate element of imperfection into his works to ensure that the works aren’t just aesthetic. In the nineties, he was doing throw-ups, later he worked as a professional illustrator and continued to take inspiration from graffiti as well as contemporary artists when he started out as a professional artist. Today, he is renown internationally for his precise drawing skills, humorous subjects matter and detailed content. His works have become highly collectible worldwide.