KASHINK is one of the few very active female artists in the French graffiti/street art scene. She lives in Paris, France, and has travelled a lot throughout the world, getting inspiration from many different cultures. She paints huge four eyed characters, with thick lines, vivid colors, in a very distinctive style.
KASHINK is a surprising person: as most female painters represent female figures, she only paints men, preferably fat and hairy, looking like badass yet sensitive gangsters, alien-looking ogers, or shamans from ancient tribes. Some of them are gay, some of them are killers, some others are both. She’s provocative, creative, constantly challenging. She wears a mustache.
Artistically speaking, her big inspirations are very diverse, such as Gilbert and George, Keith Haring, Frida Kahlo or Charles Burns.Her work has been shown in galleries in many European countries (France, Switzerland, UK, Italy) and also in Canada and California.
The themes she’s been treating in her shows are meaningful: the absurdity of social interactions through the theme of masks, the taboo subject of death and the various ways to deal with it especially in the latino culture. Her last solo shows “Gayffiti.”
In 2012 she was in California, UK, Spain and Germany. She also worked on an installation for the Contemporary Art Biennale taking place in Le Havre from September 2012 to March 2013.