Collaboration is at the heart of what we do with Paria. Bringing the outside in as we work with artists who work with sub-cultural influences and inspiration to create stand out pieces.
Our Slektion capsule continues with French native Provox bringing vibes of 90's motocross with his unique graffiti driven design
What’s your name and where you do come from?
My name is PROVOX, I’m from Nice (South of France), and been living in Paris for 6 years now.
What fuels your inspiration?
I've been interested in art since a very young age but discovered graffiti pretty late around 2007.
My inspiration comes from a wider variety of inspired by many artists with such different styles from Le Caravage to Vasarely or like Demsky.
Do you ride a bike
When I was a little boy my father used to bring me to an airfield in south of France every weekend so he could fly as he was a pilot, and I was let on my own with my bike for the whole day.
This feeling of being able to go wherever I wanted with my bike on the airfield was just pure freedom. I spent hours from morning to sunset riding and since I’ve never stopped riding. I raced downhill freeride for about 5 years and I just love that world.
Paria describes being an outcast and it’s exactly the way I felt during those times, living a true life style.
And now, my life is based on travelling and graffiti, a real Paria
It was important to me to reflect those designs inspired from freeride to my collaboration with Paria, mixing the whole thing with my current style.