Seize Happywallmaker at his atelier

Seize happywallmaker mandala hieroglyphs atelier Massy street art Paris

Seize Happywallmaker’s creations blend geometric minimalism with vibrant hues in what he calls ‘circuits of research and creation’. Central to this is an exploration of colour theory for therapeutic energy. Notable exhibitions, including at the International Museum of Naive Art Anatole Jakovsky, underline his growing prominence. Rooted in graffiti culture, his art humanises urban spaces. His hieroglyphic storytelling encourages personal reflection through multiple interpretations.

Athletics and UFO landing track, Chateau-Thierry, Aisne, Hauts-de-France.

The artist’s unique approach to storytelling draws parallels to the ancient tradition of hieroglyphics and mandala. Using geometric shapes as his alphabet – square, circle, and triangle – he crafts narratives that resonate with individual interpretations. Just as hieroglyphs held diverse meanings across cultures, each shape evokes varied symbolism for different viewers. Whether it’s a circle representing family or society, or a triangle signifying relationships, his compositions invite personal reflection and connection to ancient storytelling traditions.

In the artist’s exhibitions, viewers may interpret objects differently based on their age; a child might see a spaceship, while an older person may perceive an insect or a metro map. The artist finds the diversity of perceptions intriguing. When they began their current body of work years ago, they emphasised intricate structural graphics to represent the complexity of adulthood. To counterbalance this, vibrant colours were incorporated to evoke a childlike essence, achieving a harmonious blend. The artist references Paul Cézanne’s quote, “When colour is at its richness, the form is at its fullness,” to underscore the significance of their work in Massy-Palaiseau.

Seize happywallmaker mandala hieroglyphs atelier Massy street art Paris

Seize happywallmaker mandala hieroglyphs atelier Massy street art Paris

Seize happywallmaker mandala hieroglyphs atelier Massy street art Paris

Seize happywallmaker mandala hieroglyphs atelier Massy street art Paris

At the core of the artist’s practice lies a deep exploration of colour theory. He views colour not merely as a visual element but as a source of positive energy and therapeutic potential. In his own words, he employs “un code graphique très personnel et j’utilise l’énergie positive des couleurs comme une thérapie,” translating to a very personal graphic code where the positive energy of colours is harnessed as a form of therapy.

seize-happywallmaker-street-art-parisArtwork titled, Metamorphokromatik6.

Drawing inspiration from the principles of chromotherapy, also known as colour therapy, the artist finds resonance in the idea of colours influencing human emotions and well-being. While chromotherapy remains a subject of skepticism in scientific circles, the artist embraces its holistic philosophy as a means of infusing his artworks with emotional resonance and healing potential.

Seize happywallmaker mandala hieroglyphs atelier Massy street art ParisThe artist is seen posing at his atelier in Massy.

Seize happywallmaker mandala hieroglyphs atelier Massy street art Paris
Happywallmaker’s expansive atelier and display space, in which numerous works of varying sizes are arranged across several chambers spanning hundreds of metres. The artist is renowned for hosting day and nighttime open studio events. 

Noteworthy among the artist’s achievements is his recent exhibition at the International Museum of Naive Art Anatole Jakovsky in Nice, held in September 2021. This significant showcase underscored the artist’s growing prominence on the contemporary art scene and provided a platform for audiences to engage with his visually compelling and conceptually rich creations.

Seize-happywallmaker-marc-minjauw-gallery-exhibition-poster-street-art-parisMarc Minjauw gallery exhibition poster.

Check out Seize’s website, here and Instagram, here.

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