Le Diamantaire was born in Caen in 1987. It was the discovery of Obey's work "André the Giant Has a Posse" in 2001 that initiated his approach of using the street as a ground of expression. He then launched himself into graffiti and quickly saturated all the walls of his home town with his art. These multiple representations ended up earning him a ban on graffiti. Far from abandoning the idea of exposing his creativity to as many people as possible, he began to work with stencils. This technique was a response to his desire for an artistic expression that was more figurative, accessible and striking. At the same time, his studies in metallurgy and then boilermaking trained him in moulding and introduced him to techniques that gradually nurtured his creativity and know-how.
Yellow Diamond "Le Diamantaire"
The year 2014 marks a turning point in the Diamantaire's career. His work was sponsored by a patron of the arts, who provides him with a huge 900 m2 workshop. This workspace, combined with the large number of machines and tools, gives him the material means to fully express his creativity. He produces large-scale pieces such as his work "4000", in monumental steel measuring four metres by four. This piece, created for a street art festival in the Parisian suburbs, marks the passage of the artist's work from two to three dimensions.
The same year, Le Diamantaire travelled to Montreal to honor the invitation of Galerie Station 16 to participate in the MURAL festival in June. Seduced by the artist's work, the gallery then offered him a solo exhibition; "Street Art from Paris". On his return to France, he creates a series of 10 pieces which will be exhibited at the Wide Painting gallery in Paris (5th district) as well as at MISS KO - the last Parisian restaurant designed by Phillipe Starck. The works presented, all very different from each other but always on the theme of diamonds, illustrate the passage from the status of street artist to contemporary artist.
Weight : 0.5 kg