ANYWAY is an artistic design studio uniting the skills of three French artists and designers, Opera, Grems and Taroe.
From their first meeting in 2005, their common interests tempt them to paint and create together. Each of three artists developed a personal artistic identity, as much on wall as on paintings. they multiply exhibitions, performances and artistic collaborations in France and abroad. They start to follow each other and collaborate regularly until 2014, when they decide naturally to conjugate their talents to create ANYWAY studio.
After years of work in artistic direction as freelance, and thanks to the “background” they reach in agency , their purpose is to develop creative and attractive projects while imposing a strong and appropriate artistic inprint. Their common passion for the painting, urban cultures and contemporary give them the wish to develop creative and collective works on every kind of communication mediums.
OPÉRA, of his real name Stéphane Vignal was born in Paris on March 29th, 1983. He starts his career with traditional graffiti around 1998 under the name of STARONE and soon be passionate with “wild style” during almost ten years. Awarded a diploma by a BTS (two-year technical degree) in Visual Communication (Paris 2005), he works as freelance before opening his own agency, 2HS Design, in 2008.
He affects in parallel a more artistic approach to muralism, closer to his designer job and his daily inspirations. He chooses then to paint under the name of OPÉRA from 2006 and to concentrate his work on a more graphic and geometrical approach. He is then inspired by artists as Vasarely, Lissitzky or Kandinsky. Constructivism, retro-futurism and Bauhaus School inspire him.
His own graphic style brings him to collaborate on diverse cultural and musical projects (Hocus Pocus, C2C, Stalwart Records) but also corporate ones (Adidas, Engie, Eurosport, Canal+).
GREMS, of his real name Michaël Eveno was born in Paris on October 25th, 1978. He discovers Hiphop in the 90s then soon be passionate about Rap and Graffiti movements. Awarded a diploma to Fine arts «Beaux arts de Bordeaux» in 2004, he works as graphic designer and art director for multiple companies then quickly develops his own style and start to decline it for different big brands and announcers (Swatch, Scott, Ratp, Philips, Nike, Asics).
He paints and expose his works in several capitals and countries all over the world (Beijing, Mexico City, Paris, London, Seville, Tokyo, Genève) and brings out his first monograph in 2008. Passionate about abstract, old art and aboriginal art, he renewed his art in these stylistic compositions.
He is known in parallel for his music creations via its solo musical career or its multiple bands (Hustla, Olympe Mountain, Rouge à Lèvres, Klub sandwich).
TAROE, of his real name Nicolas Masterson, was born in Biarritz on April 6th, 1981. He discovers Graffiti in 1995. Self-taught and passionate, he starts and progresses on the walls of the disused factories, waste grounds, and trains which mark out his way from his native Basque Country, to New York, Berlin, including Madrid, Bangkok, Hanoî, Pondicherry or Paris, where he lives from 2005 to 2015.
He is then passionate with design and typography, and develops his own identity in parallel of paintings. He multiplies artistic performances and collaborations (live painting, decorations on movie sets, advertising campaigns, logos, illustrations) in paintings as in graphic design.
It s quite naturally that he turns from 2006 to another medium, canvas, by developing his own pictorial style on this support. Most of the time on large format, inspired by artists as Richard Estes or Paul Robert, but also by his various journeys, he realizes hyper realistic works on the theme of ” urban Jungle “. He participates to art auctions (Arcurial, Piasa, Cornette de St Cyr) His paintings are esteemed today, visible and approachable in numerous exposures.
Myriam Kanou joined ANYWAY studio. She is the feminine touch of the studio and she rules the management. Her route is full of experiments: of any times passionate about music and culture, she already manages, since 1998, several companies in musical network.
Her work consists in managing the production and the promotion of live performances as well as management of events. She works as an artist agent and as a show producer within the structure Migal Productions, but also in music publishing and phonographic production through «Jules Editions» company.
Always eager for new challenges to be raised, she naturally joined the creative team to bring it her knowledge in management. Her expertise will allow the studio to evolve on cultural projects with bigger scale.
The development of new tools of communication in big cities brings art in design more than these last years, specially in public space. In this context, ANYWAY studio develops creations and artistic concepts appealing new mediums:
They create a natural relation with the place they act, for their own or for private commissions.
The purpose is to bring a real value to the city by giving her an important cultural radiation and to jam the local population into a creative process of embellishment, of certain public places. The undertaken actions can be multiple according to the objectives to reach: Huge murals, temporary installations or add posting permit the development and the re-energization of certain places of life. Street artists become then guarantors of cultural life in some given up districts.