Raphael Zarka | the artist

The artist Raphael Zarka
Born 1977, Montpellier, France.
Lives and works in Paris, France, .

Style and technique of the artist: Installation art, Sculpture Objects, Photography,

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A skateboarder and artist, RAPHAËL ZARKA collects sculptural form and structures such as a concrete breakwater, unfinished monorail which litter the urban landscape. Through sculpture, video, written essay and photography ZARKA creates an archive of these abandoned constructions that never came to fruition, turning them into involuntary sculptures whilst creating an atmosphere of the mysterious and the unknown...

I grew up in a tiny town between Nîmes and Montpellier in southern France. I spent many years of my late childhood there, dividing my spare time between riding my skateboard by myself and digging holes in the private garden of an old castle nearby. By 1988 I was completely addicted to skateboarding, but living in a small town, I was always apart from the main local scene...

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