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Shuck 2

 (Born 1972)
Shuck 2 is active/lives in France.  Shuck 2 is known for street art painting, graffiti.

Shuck 2

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It was in Nanterre, in the western suburbs of Paris, that Shuck2 grew up. Neighborhood kid, he lets himself be taken as many others by the surging hip hop that floods the 80 generation.

In 1984, he was 12 years old and danced the break and smurf in front of the now-famous Sydney show: "HIP HOP".

The movement does not stop with rap and dance. In a social context where the violent actions of far-right groups are multiplying, the new codes of the American gangs are imposing themselves and the first anti-skinhead bands are being organized. In 1987, Shuck2, a young boxer from CSMP Puteaux

To mark their territory, the names of the bands are written on the walls via the first tags. Shuck2's passion for drawing, and art in general, quickly finds an obvious echo in this new mode of expression.

He became the leader of the TCP (The Cobra Power) in the midst of a gang war, and then he understood that he had to avoid this violence and started recruiting dancers and graffiti writers. He is gradually transforming his gang into a creative crew that continues today.


At the end of the 80s, in 1988, the first "STRIVE BD" tags flourished in the Paris metro and RER lines in the western suburbs. In 1989, after a tough arrest, STRIVE became SHUCK and finally SHUCK TWO.

If the discovery of graffiti New York through the mythical works "Spray Can Art" and "Subway Art" influence it is by doing a colossal work on the rails and walls of the Paris region that imposes his style alongside precursors such as MODE2, BANDO, BOXER, FUTURA, DARCO, CAN2, MEO, TKID, MEGATON ...

In parallel, he participates in his first collective exhibitions: Institute of the Arab World, roof of the Ark of Defense (with Olivier Megaton Fontana then co-founder of the association OZONE); he sells one of his first paintings to Philippe Maneuver during an exhibition in Tignes ... high-end references for a promising graffiti artist.

The years 2000 offer new opportunities to the artist and allow him to assert its notoriety: Grand Palais, Palais de Tokyo, Palais de Chaillot, Anna Nova Gallery of Saint Petersburg, Drouot Montaigne, Rotschild Hotel ... references are multiplying ... 2009 it is presented for its first public sale during the event "Sale of Graffiti Street-Art" in La Cigale, organized by Million Cornette de Saint-Cyr. It is therefore present every year in key sales of urban art. In 2011, he is invited to join the prestigious collection of Alain-Dominique Gallizia and participates in the exhibition "THE ART OF GRAFFITI, 40 YEARS OF PRESSING" at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.

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About  Shuck 2

Born:  1972
Known for:  street art painting, graffiti